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The snake weighed in at nearly 87 pounds and nearly 7 feet long.
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That's it, that's the only picture they got?! I don't know, looks like it could be another Hogzilla claim.
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I agree. Hard to believe but I've seen some BIG ones.
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I say upgrade that snake gun to a grenade launcher!
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Frick that.. That thing would have weighed 90lbs after I put 3 lbs of lead in that head
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Dumb ass reporter, 87 pounds!
Maybe 7 feet long and 8 pounds.
Maybe 7.8 lbs.
Maybe 8.7 lbs.

87 lbs. ? just plain non thinking reporter.



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That's it, that's the only picture they got?! I don't know, looks like it could be another Hogzilla claim.
This. Looks fake to me. A snake that size and only one picture? The news couldn't get ahold of the carcass for the story? It wasn't turned over to the FWC as some record or something?

Just HOW wide is that blade and/or the front of that tractor if that snake is the size they say it is?

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Yep. Those tines on that grapple are going to be 18 inches apart; so max, that's a 5 footer.

Still wouldn't want to find him hanging around my place.



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Too skinny to be anywhere close to 87lbs
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The western subspecies is the smallest cottonmouth, while the Florida cottonmouth is generally the largest. Overall, these snakes normally range from 2 to 4 feet in length, but specimens of 5 to 6 feet are not uncommon. The longest cottonmouth on record was an eastern cottonmouth that measured 74 inches. The snake was reportedly caught in a swamp near the Virginia-North Carolina border. Given to the Philadelphia Zoo, it soon died from injuries. Average weight of these snakes is 3 to 4 pounds.






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They didn't kill it correctly. The head is still attached to the body.
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Some common sense.
Read the responses also.

http://www.livingalongsidewildlife.c...outh-from.html

The individual that originally sent me the news article said it might be the, "worst snake story (he) had ever seen." I'm inclined to agree. The reporters don't say how they obtained the measurements on this animal (probably because it wasn't with a tape measure or scale).

Despite what is reported in the story, this snake is not seven feet long (1.9 m) and 87 pounds (39.5 kg). For reference, the largest known Cottonmouth (i.e., the World Record) was only a little over six feet long. Based on my experience with big bulky vipers like rattlesnakes and including Cottonmouths, my guess is that this World Record snake would almost certainly weigh less than ten pounds and definitely less than twenty. So, the length/weight ratios of snakes rule out a seven foot and 87 pound animal. It's not possible. So, even if we accept that the snake is seven feet long (remember, this would make it the longest Cottonmouth ever known), then the weight can't be true. And if we know the weight isn't true, then why should we believe this is the world's longest Cottonmouth in the first place?!

Now, the snake in the picture is a large individual but it looks bigger than it really is. I am hoping someone in the construction or farming business can inform me regarding how far apart the teeth on that 'dozer are (I'm not actually sure that is even a bulldozer).

This picture reminds of a python that was doing the rounds a few years ago. That snake was also hoisted up by construction equipment and claimed to be the world's largest boa. It wasn't.



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That's it, that's the only picture they got?! I don't know, looks like it could be another Hogzilla claim.
Keep in mind this is Baldwin Florida. They probably had to ask around a bit before they found someone who had one of those "fancy picture-take'n phones".
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I like the reporter
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87 pounds?
i dont think so...

thats more than a big bag of quikcrete
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