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That’s One Big Rattlesnake

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I received this photo through an e-mail the other day. Whoa. That’s one big rattlesnake!  I’m not sure when this was found, but the e-mail mentioned in July, not sure of what year though.  The e-mailed stated that this snake weighed 97 pounds and was 9 feet and 1 inch.  Supposedly the snake was found in the Poplar Bluff area of Missouri, around highway 67 at the J & L Tack, whatever that is.  I didn’t think rattlers got this huge.  Boa constrictors, no doubt.  Wild.

ginormous snake

 
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Author: Kirsten

Student of life, mother of one kid, 2 cats, and three dogs. I take and teach yoga, enjoy reading, movies, beaches, piddling in my yard and a good glass of wine with or without company.

3 thoughts on “That’s One Big Rattlesnake

  1. Wow. I wouldn’t want to get bitten by that thing. -.-

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  2. It’s trick photography. That is a large Western Diamondback, but is likely closer to 4 or 5 feet long. He’s holding the dead snake with tongs, way out in front of him to make the snake look much larger than it is. Western Diamondbacks rarely get over 6 feet long, and even at that length, wouldn’t likely exceed 10 pounds. The Eastern Diamondback is the largest rattler in the world and can reach eight feet. I have a friend that has one that length that weighs just over 20 pounds.

    These emails are intentionally posted to scare people. This one has been around for at least five years.

    Jamison

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