A very big 'Jake The Snake'

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,978 Senior Member
Killed on White Sands Missile Range NM?

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,658 Senior Member
    Snake's not nearly as big as that pic makes it look..
    Look at how long that stick is. The snake is a LOT closer to the camera than the guy. It's called a "forced perspective" shot and is one of the older and easier photo tricks to set up
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,001 Senior Member
    The guy holding the snake is only three feet tall, too!!
    I don't care who ya are, that's a big arse snake!!
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,658 Senior Member
    can't be certain, but if I was a betting man, I'd put that snake in the 3-4' range
    That stick looks to be 4-6' long so the snake is probably half the distance to the camera than the guy is. My dad used to use LIGHT clear fishing line to make a half, 3/4 pound bass look like a MONSTER back in the 70's using a polaroid camera.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    I wouldn't want to crawl under a porch with a .380 after it.................:tooth:
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    What missle did you use? Hellfire? :cool2:
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,243 Senior Member
    Yep. Banded rattle tail = Western diamond back. Those don't get longer than 6 or 7 feet, with most between 3 and 5.

    I'd guess the one in the picture is one of the longer ones.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,889 Senior Member
    I'd eat it, though I bet it would be tough.
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  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    I don't like spiders or snakes! :yikes:
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,582 Senior Member
    That is a "snake" but what is the vehicle on the pic?
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    Looks like kinda like a John Deere Gator with an enclosed cab. Think gas-powered golf cart.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    That snake could be 5-6 feet. They get that big around here quite often. I've seen some around here that will make you crap on the spot. But I've never seen a 7 footer, Yet. I've seen plenty between 4-6 feet though. I don't have a clue how big they get in New Mexico.
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Snakezilla? :roll2: Later,
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,582 Senior Member
    Looks like kinda like a John Deere Gator with an enclosed cab. Think gas-powered golf cart.


    Cool, thanks!
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    They're pretty fun, and great utility. I think timc uses one around his hunt camp. I wanna get one, clad it in plywood, and put a turret on top to use for a paintball tank...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,476 Senior Member
    That guy doesn't look like an NFL quarterback to me, and why is he holding that rattler????
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    going by the depth perception and distance he's from the gator, and the snake's girth...he's probably holding it about 2-3' away from him....I'd say it's in the 6-7 range. :uhm:
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,651 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I wouldn't want to crawl under a porch with a .380 after it.................:tooth:

    Not even with a 16 gauge SxS and my dog.
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Indeed!!!
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I'd eat it, though I bet it would be tough.

    Heard a couple young soldiers say that in the PX the other day when a female soldier walked by............:yikes::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
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  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I wouldn't want to crawl under a porch with a .380 after it.................:tooth:
    I'm not GONNA crawl under a porch after it. It's getting baited out with a pet-store rabbit tied to a stake.
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  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,689 Senior Member
    Saw the skin of one that was killed with a rock by a 4'11'' Mexican lady that measured just shy of 7'long,biggest rattler I've ever seen here.
    USMC 80-84
    -96 lbs
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