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Old 08-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Cool Giant 15 Ft Diamondback Rattler Caught In Mesa, AZ

Oh my fuck.

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This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision just south of
Mesa Az.

A little research revealed the following...

* One bite from a snake of this sizewould contain enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.

* The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.

* A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed by two curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.

* The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the bottom picture has a blade around 6 inches long.

This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds. (How much do you weigh?) Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first picture (and he is not a small man).......
... cont to: http://rense.com/general95/giantrattler.html

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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I'd love to hear that thing rattle.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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There'll be plenty of leftovers with that one yum yum
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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Never had rattlesnake meat. I really want to try it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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I'd love to hear that thing rattle.
bet it sounds like a honda starting up.
5 1/2 foot striking range, wow. Would be bit before you could see the damned thing.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Holy shit, it looks like I need to get some tougher boots...
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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Holy shit, it looks like I need to get some tougher boots...
. . . . that go up to your hairline.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
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Holy shit, it looks like I need to get some tougher boots...
Better get stilt's that snake can reach up and get your cohonies
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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WOW!
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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Call Tony Lama in El Paso, it's boot makin' time!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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Ummm....fake.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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Sorry fellas,

This is not Mesa AZ. There is no St Johns County in AZ. Also that snake does not look like a western dimondback, these are the most common in the area. Could be some other kind of a dimondback, but probably not in this area. Looks like this if Florida.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #13
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the link is dead surprise surprise
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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I hope they didn't kill it.
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http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/sna...e-Pictures.htm
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Sorry fellas,

This is not Mesa AZ. There is no St Johns County in AZ. Also that snake does not look like a western dimondback, these are the most common in the area. Could be some other kind of a dimondback, but probably not in this area. Looks like this if Florida.
+1 FAKE

I have caught some big 'uns up near Lake Pleasant before, one nearly 7' back in the 80s
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"...THE PHOTOS are authentic and do, in fact, depict an eastern diamondback rattlesnake caught and killed in St. Augustine, Florida in September 2009. Most everything else in the text of this forwarded email is fictitious, however.

Eastern diamondbacks average around 3 to 6 feet in length, and the largest ever documented was 8 feet long. According to news accounts, the specimen pictured on the preceding pages measured a total of 7-feet-3-inches from head to tail — which is impressive, but just short of record size and way short of the 15 feet claimed. Confusing matters further, its apparent length and girth are exaggerated by forced perspective in the photos, in which the rattler is much closer to the camera than the person standing nearby.

Could the snake have weighed 170 pounds, as claimed? Nope. Your average 6-foot-long adult eastern diamondback tops out at around 10 pounds. Even if this specimen measured 15 feet long (over twice the size it's supposed to be), it wouldn't weigh 170 pounds, or even 70.

Someone down in Florida is blessed with a vivid imagination..."
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #18
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And when they cut it open a half digested pitbull rolled out! right?
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So is it a faked image of a real rattler,or is that a python or a boa?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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Dont matter what kind it is. Its still freakin huge !!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #21
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If you've ever been walking in a brushy area, you won't soon forget, what a rattler sounds like. As you freeze and try to spot it to see how close it is to you, to see if you can escape. Honestly there's no need to kill it, it does its job of killng rodents. The only thing you will need to do is go back home and change your drawers, if this is a first time encounter. The posted picture is very questionable, it's has the proper body markings of a Diamond Back and I've seen some big ones in the S. Texas brush country.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #22
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That's St. Augustine, Floridia.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:38 PM   #23
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That's correct, St. Augustine definitely is in St. Johns county. That does look like the diamond backs I've seen down here, I don't doubt one could reach 15'. I've personally only seen 6-7 footers, but it doesn't sound far fetched. What it does sound is scarier than hell!
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It was a fake story that Yahoo actually ran for a few hours before pulling it.
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I saw a 17 1/2 ft long King Cobra in Thailand and the sight of that thing stood the hairs up on the back of my neck. This Rattle snake (even if it is over reported in size) still packs a super mean punch. if it doesn't kill you it will eat your flesh like the Ebola virus where it invenimates. Truel an ugly scene!
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