Rattlesnake-More than 9 Feet Long and Weighing Nearly 100 Pounds-Unproven!
Summary of the eRumor: A picture of what appears to
be a large rattlesnake said to have been found near Medicine Lodge,
Kansas. Other versions say it was found near Amarillo,
The Truth: We've not found a source or
confirmation of the picture, but it appears to be a
We've received versions that claim the picture is from both Kansas and
Texas. All of them also allege that the snake was 9 feet 1 inch
long and weighed 97 pounds.
The picture itself is one of a rattle snake that has been positioned
well in front of the man holding it and close enough to the lens of the
camera to make it appear larger than life. It's doubtful that a 97
pound rattlesnake could be held as effortlessly as depicted in the
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
might make me move a little faster!!!
feet, 1 inch - 97 lbs.
- found in Medicine Lodge
Next time you're out in the tall grass, remember
This snake was recently found at old
stripping plant located just south of
Highway 160 near Medicine Lodge.
A reminder that these creatures are actually out there and no matter
what you believe,
Sometimes they should get not only prescriptive rights to be there but
the full right of way!
9 feet, 1 inch - 97 lbs. DEEP-FRIED RATTLESNAKE
rattlesnake (3-4 lbs.), cut into steaks
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1 teaspoon salt
Mix dry ingredients. Whisk milk into beaten egg and use to
dip snake steaks.
Then coat them with dry ingredients. Fry, uncovered, in 400
degree oil until brown.