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Old 04-12-17, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Classic photo of huge snake

From family archive. Circa 1950s, Southeastern USA
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Old 04-13-17, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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poor diamondback rattle snake. It looks like it was killed? If it is shame on the person for killing an awesome animal.
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It's a shame the snake was killed. But that's a forced perspective pic to make the snake look a lot bigger than it actually is
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forced perspective pic to make the snake look a lot bigger than it actually is

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I have to admit mate I do the old forced perspective pics sometimes myself for a laugh
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Mate, Please one of you provide an example of a "forced perspective pic" (of a snake)similar to the one I posted. Why waste time assuming? You could just ask. Lets see what you got
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Mate, Please one of you provide an example of a "forced perspective pic" (of a snake)similar to the one I posted. Why waste time assuming? You could just ask. Lets see what you got
If you hold something out in front of you to take a picture, it makes whatever you're holding look bigger as it is in the forefront of the picture and is called forced perspective. There's no assumption happening here as that's what is going on with this picture, without question. Thank you for the picture, regardless of everything else, it is a cool shot.

Used google image search...found this link...

https://jacquithurlowlippisch.com/20...-river-lagoon/
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Here you go. Nine foot rattlesnake.


Oh wait, just a three foot corn snake. Same snake two minutes later.


Forced perspective, oldest trick in the book. Perfected by fishermen, adopted by everyone else who wants to exaggerate the size of something.

It is a cool photo, but that diamondback isn't particularly large.
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The snake in the op was over 11 feet and weighted 112 pounds. He was holding it with a towel or glove almost against his body and you could see his bicep flexing. The guy in your photo wouldnt be able to even lift it by himself. Your comparison photo is a joke. Nice broomstick. Good luck guys
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Not looking an argument with you mate but if you look closely in the original photo, it looks like he's holding it on the end of a stick. Not close to his body, I've seen a lot of these sort of pictures before done with retics. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree . Nice pics eminart
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The snake in the op was over 11 feet and weighted 112 pounds.
LOL. You might want to read up about the record size for a rattlesnake. You've been had.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/East...ck_rattlesnake

15-Foot Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
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The snake in the op was over 11 feet and weighted 112 pounds. He was holding it with a towel or glove almost against his body and you could see his bicep flexing. The guy in your photo wouldnt be able to even lift it by himself. Your comparison photo is a joke. Nice broomstick. Good luck guys
Hahaha 112lb rattlesnake? It's a cool pic that's for sure, not saying it isn't a big rattler but 11' 112lbs? Probably a 7 footer and a fraction of that weight. Nice cornsnake eminart, 9' 80-90lbs?
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Daisy was 14ft and weighed 103Lbs in this pic, so I think the weight may be slightly off



Not looking to shoot you down mate, just showing you how inaccurate some of these claims are
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The snake in the op was over 11 feet and weighted 112 pounds. He was holding it with a towel or glove almost against his body and you could see his bicep flexing. The guy in your photo wouldnt be able to even lift it by himself. Your comparison photo is a joke. Nice broomstick. Good luck guys

112 pounds is easy to lift. try lifting 500 pounds bub.
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Snake in the OP was 11 feet huh? Well, even without forced perspective, that would make the guy in the photo almost 7 foot 5. Explain that, please.

OP you have issues. It's a snake, not your *****. You're coming in there saying "My ***** (snake) is huge" and people are saying "No that's forced perspective" and "Come on guy my ***** (snake) is at least 11 feet long"

Get over yourself.

I used to catch 2 foot dekay's snakes and tell people I had caught a 6 foot monster. I really believed it was 6 foot. We all know rulers were hard to come by way back in the day because of the great ruler fire of 1924. No way that snake was 11 foot.

Now THIS guy is well endowed:

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