Thursday, April 6, 2017

World record: 15 foot Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Going a little off the beaten path today with the almost unbelievable story of this giant reptile.  But did find a few minutes to toss a few sexy babes your way at bottom of this post. 
Could the above image be photo-shopped?  Of course that is possible.  However, I am no youngster and recall seeing a photograph many years ago in a mall store in Hattiesburg, MS of a WWII soldier holding up a very large Diamondback killed at Camp Shelby.  Camp Shelby was a large army base near there, that at one time during the war was the largest in the country with over 100,000 men stationed there at one time in the 1942-1945 era.  My father was there during the conflict.  I recall him telling me years later that President Roosevelt had visited at one time.  Also, a little known fact, was that the American Japanese 442 Infantry Regiment was trained there.  They were not allowed to fight in the Pacific theater, but were sent to Europe where they fought against the Germans.  I mention these things only to recall the time and location of the photo image of the giant Diamondback rattler killed on the Camp Shelby base back in the early 1940's---don't believe they did much photo-shopping in those days.  At any rate, read more on the record Rattler below.

"Guess what was found just south of Jacksonville. 
Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision. 
15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. 
Largest ever caught on record. 
After seeing this, I did a little research, and learned the following: 
One bite from a snake this large contains enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men. T
he head alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man. 
This snake was probably alive when George H. W. Bush was President. 
A bite from those fangs would equal being penetrated by two 1/4 inch screwdrivers. A
 snake this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child. 
A snake this size has an approximately 5.5 foot accurate striking distance. 
(The distance for an average size Rattlesnake is about 2 feet)
 Judging by the size of the snake, it is estimated to weigh over 170 pounds. 
How much do you weigh?"

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