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Old 08-07-03, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Man eating snake?

was there a case which had a snake eating its owner?
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Old 08-07-03, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard of snakes trying to eat their owners, but I don't think it has actually happened (perhaps to children, though)

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Old 08-07-03, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as far as I know there are no documented cases of adults being eaten and every picture I have seen claining to show evidence was a fake. Still every year some adults and children are killed by the giants.
 
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There are confirmed cases of anacondas and rock pythons swallowing humans. There are unconfirmed reports for Burmese and Retics also. There has not been a confirmed case of a captive constrictor swallowing anyone. In the 1960s a large Retic in a side show did kill its handler and attempted to swallow him, but he did not get past the head. The most recent account I know of complete human consumption involved a Rock and a Shepard. Two boys were watching over sheep, the snake attacked one and the other ran for help. By the time help arrived the snake had swallowed the boy. The men stoned the snake and he regurgitated the boys body. Now that is not to say that large constrictors do not kill their owners. According to Reptiles Magazine, Burms are killing two people a year in the United States.
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i have heard of many cases where burms have attacked and in some cases killed their owners. i know in the case of the colorado boy i know that he was being eaten but i do not know how much of the boy was already down befor we he was descoverd.
here are some picture i beleve that they have proven to be false but i am not shure, so i cant speak for there credibility.


I think this one was proven to be a wild boar or something, not shure?

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Old 08-07-03, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They were both fake, they were around last year.
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Soposedly the only 2 species capable to swallow and adult human are from Retics, and green anacondas. Suposedly the burms and Rocks cant pass an adult humans shoulders. How true this is I don't know.
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I'm pretty sure a Rock could. They can eat gazelles and stuff.

And yeah, the top picture is fake. I believe the bottom one is real but isn't of a human.

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Old 08-07-03, 03:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea those pics are fake, Ive seen other pics of a different case of a snake eating a man but i believe that they are fake, ill try to find them.

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Old 08-07-03, 03:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, the top pic is a fake. The bottom is not a fake, but it was a dear the Retic had eaten. The Rock and the burm can most certainly swallow a human. They are both known for taking over sized prey.
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I've seen those pics before, claiming that the snake had eaten a man. There is a lot of urban legend out there about people being eaten. We all know that certain species are capable of taking down and eating a person.
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i was watchind the natl geo chanel, and a lady lost her son to a giant green. tis had happened to a couple of the villiagers present, scary.
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I saw something on TV....a re-enactment of an actual event where a large woman using an outhouse was attacked by a giant retic but it gave up the meal due to the woman's exceptional size.
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