Friday, April 6, 2012


St. Johns County Sheriff, St. Augustine Florida


This is a 15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake; in fact, the largest ever caught on record.

This snake was found near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new subdivision just south of Jacksonville.

A little research:

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 man.

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 inches long.

Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first picture (and he is not a small man).

This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds (how much do you weigh?).

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 distance; the distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet (that's because the average rattlesnake is 6 feet long).

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 it's offspring?

Todays Bird HERE


  1. 1) taxpayers
    2) congress

  2. How can you argue with a photograph?

    Look at that first photo- that thing being held up by its head at least 7' off the ground, and there's still coils and coils of it in the bushes there.

    Now look at the second photo. That thing is twice the length of a human.

    I have encountered snakes of this caliber- they are actually serpents. In Mississippi I killed an 8' Eastern Diamondback. In Bangkok a python appeared in my backyard that was at least 20' long. It was eyeballing my dog. We lived on row of houses back from Sukhumvit Road- nobody knew where that thing emerged from.

    This story stands - to hell with Snopes, they're a bunch of liberals anyway. Everybody knows that.

    Sean L.

  3. Don't want to rain on your parade, but check out this from

  4. Rampager: snopes denies the snake in the WH is not one...
    SL is right: snopes is the last people we should believe on anything.

    Thanks JD for the link. It was very informative.... especially this:

    "Actually, I've killed them bigger than that before," he said. "It's rare, [but] it's not like hitting the lottery or anything. If you look hard enough, you'll find them."

    'Actually, rattlesnakes that size were commonplace, she said.

    i don't like rattlesnakes and I sure don't ever want to see one this size.

  5. Snopes is a married couple living in California... and the "Florida Times" surely would not be running stories that are make believe.

    COME ON PEOPLE.... SNOPES? REALLY!!!? Do a Google search, make a few phone calls... but dont rely on 2 people working out of their living room.

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