Version 1 (submitted 1/28/10) :
How would you like to take that call?
…near the St. Augustine outlet, in a
new KB homes subdivision.
15 foot Eastern Diamondback
Largest ever caught on record.
At least it wasn't found in a Wal-Mart
Version 2 (submitted August 2012) :
FOUND ON A GOLF COURSE IN Arizona
This is why you shouldn't go looking for the golf balls hit 'Out of
Bounds' in Arizona !!!
THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!
This is a 15 foot Western Diamondback rattlesnake -
the largest ever caught on record,
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 size would 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
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 inche long.
This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds. (How much do
Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first
picture (and he is not a small man).
A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old
child and dogs, pigs, etc).
A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking
(The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet . )
This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.
Now just ask yourself these questions:
What has this snake been feeding on and where are its