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Field Collecting/Observing Sightings of herps in the wild, where-tos and how-tos, as well as photos of herps in their native environment.

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Old 03-11-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
David Scarboro
Wish I had been there to move it!!!

I don't really believe the 9 foot quote, but I got this today in an email. Sad...


This snake was found recently near Tifton, GA across the highway from Wal-Mart and he was close to nine feet in length. He was caught behind a tractor dealership near Tifton. This is just a reminder that these creatures are actually out there no matter what you believe They should not only get prescriptive rights to be there but the full right of way!
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
texasnewbie
I recognize that picture as one circulating about a rattlesnake caught close to where I live. I will search and brb (I live in Texas btw)
 
Old 03-11-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
texasnewbie
Here we go, "Urban Legend, caught near Amarillo" same picture...
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/txsnake.asp
 
Old 03-11-2007, 04:39 PM   #4
shrap
I dont know.... if that guy is at least 5 feet tall then it would be very likely that the snake is in the 9 foot range.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:03 PM   #5
jsrocket
I think this photo was taken using and old fisherman's trick. Notice how the guy is sticking it way out toward the camera. This will make something in the foreground appear a lot larger than it actually is.

A big EDB, for sure. 9 feet? I seriously doubt it.

And yes, Dave, it's too bad you weren't there to remove it.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
jsrocket
And, the more I look at it, the more that looks like a WDB.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
hhmoore
Also, that snake (unless an escapee) would not be found in GA. It's not an EDB.

Bingo - now, you've got it, JS
And I agree with your assessment of why it looks so big. Still a good sized specimen, though...too bad it was shot
 
Old 03-18-2007, 02:44 AM   #8
RosterImposter
I hate the fact that hes standing there smiling likes hes accomplished something great...
 
Old 03-22-2007, 12:38 AM   #9
sppeavy
that photo has been around for 3 or 4 years now. Its fake as can be!! The snake is a western diamondback, so it wasnt found in Georgia! I have gotten that email numerous times over the past few years.
 

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