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Old 10-18-03, 12:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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a snake can swallow a human... retics can swallow somthing the same weight as themselves.
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Old 10-19-03, 08:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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of course a snake can swallow a human...I have snakes that weigh more than I do that wouldn't mind taking me for dinner.

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Statistics say that 1 person in the USA will be killed by their python this year. Compare that to the amount of people who will be killed by their pet dog!!!

Those pics are Total B.S. by the way. The snake couldn't get a humans shoulders past it's jaws.
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A snake does not always eat from the head down a snake could easily start at the feet, which does make this possible.
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Of course a snake could take down the shoulders, they do bend and dislocate. I've seen shows on anacondas that eat prey larger than most humans. Point being wether that is a reitc or even an Aff. rock they could eat a human if they wanted to. Not saying that those photos are true but they very well could be.


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I'm with most on here for sure a snake the size of the one in the picture could eat a human. If Retics, Rocks, Anacondas, can eat a deer, or a croc, or so on. Then why could they not eat a human think about it.

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I'm with most on here for sure a snake the size of the one in the picture could eat a human. If Retics, Rocks, Anacondas, can eat a deer, or a croc, or so on. Then why could they not eat a human think about it.

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Old 10-19-03, 11:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's just a shame that we deem it necessary to follow these kinds of attacks with near genocide of the species for the loss of just one human life. Gandhi put it best: An eye for an eye will do nothing but turn the world blind.

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Think about it, how much pressure could a snake of that size apply? It could easily have enough power to break/dislocate your collar bones for "easier access" to the rest of the body. I could see it, whether or not those pictures are real.
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A large constrictor is perfectly capable of swallowing a small human........ I cant see the croc pic being a fake....... Crocs cant kill and eat people???? Ofcorse they can...... Retics have killed and eaten people........ In those parts of the world, people are smaller and do not have the same body mass as we do...... If a snake can eat a 120lb gazelle why cant it eat a 100lb human....... Trust me, it is not out of the realms of reality......
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I agree that snakes can eat people and there have been reports. There was a case of a 10 year old in Africa who got eaten by a rock python last year I believe.
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Gregg, I agree. Just because its unheard of for a snake to eat an average, American or Canadian (as we tend to be a bit larger) it's not a myth that a retic couldnt take an average person on that side of the world..
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Large constrictors can and do swallow people from time to time. The anacondas are the worst offenders, but credible reports of rocks and retics are out there. To the best of my knowledge we do not have any true pictures of a fatal constrictor attacks. The listed croc pic is legit. It was a salty, but has been passed around as part of a hoax claiming it to be an American that grabbed a guy off a golf course in FL.
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I feel sorry for the victim and his relative, I sure hope there not bombarded with nonsense as seen on this thread.

Itís hard enough losing a relative! Without having to hear others saying it didnít happen!

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