Monday, June 6, 2011
This is a 15 foot Eastern Diamondback 
rattlesnake - the largest ever caught on
record, in fact. 
This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet, 
in a new KB homes subdivision just south of  Jacksonville FL.  

One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.
The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man. 

 A bite from those fangs would comparable to being stabbed by two curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers. 

The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the picture has a blade around 4 inches long.

This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds.
Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg.

A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking distance (the distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet).

  This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.