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Y'all need to forget about those itty, bitty snake-proof boots and find yourself a full snake-proof SUIT.., AND HAT!!!

The ranch where this big rattler was killed is outside the city of Coleman which is located in (
West Texas) near Abilene. Oh, for reference, the guy stands 6'-2". Seems there's
been a boom in the snake population there.

 
 
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Errr... maybe i don't wanna go to Texas!
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I don't think that's legit.  I know things are bigger in Texas - but that's TOO big to be real.
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I'm not gonna say its fake cause I've seen some 6-7ft rattler skins that were killed in the pines where my cousins logging crews work
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Y'all need to forget about those itty, bitty snake-proof boots and find yourself a full snake-proof SUIT.., AND HAT!!!

The ranch where this big rattler was killed is outside the city of Coleman which is located in (
West Texas) near Abilene. Oh, for reference, the guy stands 6'-2". Seems there's
been a boom in the snake population there.

 
 
 
Negative ghost rider. That was killed right outside of savanna Ga.
 
The guy is a buddy of a buddy.
 


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regardless of where it lived, thats a lot of bootsBucky
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50 CalMy prefered method of snake control
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thatll workBucky

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The good ol internet.....we have to question everything nowadays.
 
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Looks like a rabbit or squirrel is hanging out of it.
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Looks like LUNCH to me - its been a while since I've eaten rattlesnake - pretty good. 
I suppose the snake population has increased since I left Texas I used to spend a lot of time decreasing the snake population. If you can find a  dried up creek bed with just a few water holes in it that is a wonderful place to take a 22 pistol.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Y'all need to forget about those itty, bitty snake-proof boots and find yourself a full snake-proof SUIT.., AND HAT!!!

The ranch where this big rattler was killed is outside the city of Coleman which is located in (
West Texas) near Abilene. Oh, for reference, the guy stands 6'-2". Seems there's
been a boom in the snake population there.

 
 
 
I think there are some little tricks with perspective being played in that pic.  I recognize that trick because I've done it myself several times to mess with my friends.  Notice the man's hands holding the pole or spear the snake is hanging on are directly behind the snake.  This hides the length of the pole.  If you use a really long pole and extend the snake directly in front of you when you take the pic, it hides the perception of depth because the viewer has nothing to reference how far the snake is from the man.  Since the snake is MUCH closer to the camera than the man, it exaggerates its size.  Then, you take a low angle shot with the camera to exaggerate the height of objects closer to the camera. 
 
Variations of these techniques work to equally good effect with fish, deer, pigs, whatever.  I'm sure it's a reasonably large rattler anyway, but probably not abnormally large as it appears in the pic.
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You never cease to surprise me with the stuff rattling around in your noggin' Ted

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Y'all need to forget about those itty, bitty snake-proof boots and find yourself a full snake-proof SUIT.., AND HAT!!!

The ranch where this big rattler was killed is outside the city of Coleman which is located in (
West Texas) near Abilene. Oh, for reference, the guy stands 6'-2". Seems there's
been a boom in the snake population there.

 
 
 
I think there are some little tricks with perspective being played in that pic.  I recognize that trick because I've done it myself several times to mess with my friends.  Notice the man's hands holding the pole or spear the snake is hanging on are directly behind the snake.  This hides the length of the pole.  If you use a really long pole and extend the snake directly in front of you when you take the pic, it hides the perception of depth because the viewer has nothing to reference how far the snake is from the man.  Since the snake is MUCH closer to the camera than the man, it exaggerates its size.  Then, you take a low angle shot with the camera to exaggerate the height of objects closer to the camera. 
 
Variations of these techniques work to equally good effect with fish, deer, pigs, whatever.  I'm sure it's a reasonably large rattler anyway, but probably not abnormally large as it appears in the pic.
 
no this is a true monster of a snake. ill see if i can get more pic's of it. like i said it is a buddy of a buddys who killed it. I'll track the pic's down.
 
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Teds trick can make a nice deer look like a MONSTER if done correctly.
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I believe they can get that big.... I have personally seen a couple of 7 footers, and heard from a DNR officer that their was a 9' one killed on my property a few years before I bought it. ( I hope he don't have some relatives still hangin around! )
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Most Bass Tournament Fishers do this technique all the time when holding fish for the camera (extend the arms as far as possible).   Bucky



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If that an Eastern diamondback then hell yes its that big I've seen pic's of my grandpa hold two them over 6.5 feet. that was many moons ago & a little north of Ga in WV about 60 + years ago.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Most Bass Tournament Fishers do this technique all the time when holding fish for the camera (extend the arms as far as possible).   Bucky



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Have done that exact thing to mess with buddies when fishing.  That little trick can make a non legal fish look like a wall hanger.  Problem is we have to catch the fish first...
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

 no this is a true monster of a snake. ill see if i can get more pic's of it. like i said it is a buddy of a buddys who killed it. I'll track the pic's down.
 
 
No doubt it is a big rattlesnake.  I don't doubt that for a second.  However, it's pretty obvious that they are playing perspective tricks to make the snake look even more monstrous than it is.  Take a look at the snake's head, for instance.  Then look at the man's head and the corner of his fist that you can barely see behind the snake.  The snake's head is as large or larger than his fist and 1/3 - 1/2 the size of his head.  Take a look at how much ground is between the snake's tail and the guy's feet.  Notice you can't see the pole he's holding it with because it is directly behind the snake.  This didn't occur by accident; the cameraman lined it up that way.  This all means that the snake is much closer to the camera than the man is.
 
Again, I'm not saying it isn't a very large rattlesnake; just that they are doing things with the picture composition to further exaggerate its actual size.  People do that crap all the time in pics with all kinds of dead critters.
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