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Old 07-10-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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For all you snake lovers. ;)

http://www.southflorida.com/news/sfl...la-news-fringe

The photo, I am sure, is genuine, and the snake is quite large....but the trick is how the photo was taken....its an old fishing-photo trick...hold the animal way out in front of you (in this case on the end of a snake-stick, or with a fish, at arms length), and thanks to perception, it appears about 50% larger than it really is. Too bad, though....a huge rattlesnake would be pretty cool.
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I agree, it's a beautiful rattler and the idea of one that large would be awesome. lol
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That's still a very large rattle snake. Toirtis even though they used the stick technique how long would you say the snake is? It appears to be taller than them.
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Well, its a Western Diamondback, and they do get big....6' is not too uncommon, and the record is 7'4"...so imagine a 6½' snake made to look even 30% bigger, and it could appear 8'+.
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Thats a cool looking snake
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Well, its a Western Diamondback, and they do get big....6' is not too uncommon, and the record is 7'4"...so imagine a 6½' snake made to look even 30% bigger, and it could appear 8'+.
That snake needs to be playing basketball...lol
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As long as it's basketball in another town than mine!! Pretty scary.
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Also notice the pic was taken with a wide angle lens (the sidewalk, I'm assuming, has a straight edge to it, not a round one, as it appears) and the men are also kinda hunchy-lookin (to me) so I'd say they went well out of their ways to make this snake look huge...

A giant rattler is not something I'd like to stumble upon, but I have always thought rattlers looked too small to be so dangerous. :d
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