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Old 16 September 2009, 08:10 PM
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Comment: The subject title of the email was "snake found in penang, malaysia" with no further information. What do snopes think, is this a real snake? Is it as big as it looks or has it been photoshopped?

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Old 16 September 2009, 08:11 PM
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What's up with the freaky person in a cage?
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Old 16 September 2009, 08:12 PM
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What's up with the freaky person in a cage?
Bait to lure the snake in?
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Old 16 September 2009, 08:23 PM
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To me, the picture looks a bit out of proportion. It looks like the bucket size is huge, but the tractor although large, does not look like it could handle a huge bucket. My guess is the bucket is is the neighborhood of 4 feet. Which would make this snake somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-16 feet.
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Old 16 September 2009, 08:24 PM
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That's the operator cab of the vehicle.
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Old 16 September 2009, 08:29 PM
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Ah, gotcha.
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Old 16 September 2009, 09:45 PM
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What's up with the freaky person in a cage?
That was my first thought, too. It took me a minute and some head tilting to get it all figured out.

The snake looks pretty real, and plausible, to me.
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Old 16 September 2009, 10:18 PM
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That poor snake had beautiful markings. Too bad it was killed. Most likely it was minding its own business.
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Old 16 September 2009, 10:52 PM
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I think it could be a real picture. The reticulated python, which can be found in Malaysia, can grow to almost 30 feet.
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Old 17 September 2009, 04:49 AM
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Looks real to me. At first I thought it was a crazy big snake but after noticing that the bucket was so much closer then it made more sense. Not that it's a small snake by any means...
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Old 17 September 2009, 05:27 AM
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Fifteen to sixteen feet of snake. Not something I'd like to see out in the open. The pattern of its skin is gorgeous, though.

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Old 17 September 2009, 03:47 PM
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To me, the picture looks a bit out of proportion. It looks like the bucket size is huge, but the tractor although large, does not look like it could handle a huge bucket. My guess is the bucket is is the neighborhood of 4 feet. Which would make this snake somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-16 feet.
Excavators can use quite a wide verity and sizes of buckets depending on the job they are doing. Based on the number of teeth on the end and the approximate size of the excavator, I will agree with you that it is about a 4 foot wide bucket at most. The arm is also extended out toward us about 12-15 feet as a guess.
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Old 17 September 2009, 04:18 PM
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I think it could be a real picture. The reticulated python, which can be found in Malaysia, can grow to almost 30 feet.
I'm with you on that one. Don't they compete with anacondas about being the World's largest snakes?
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Looks real to me. It is a reticulated python, which are the longest snakes. Anacondas are the heaviest.

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Old 25 September 2009, 01:29 AM
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What's up with the freaky person in a cage?

I think this is worth a YOMANK....and a new can of Diet Coke.
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Old 25 September 2009, 07:19 PM
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I'm with you on that one. Don't they compete with anacondas about being the World's largest snakes?
Biggest retic ever was about 33', 330 pounds. Biggest anaconda ever was about 25', 500 lbs. So they each get their own titles.
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Old 25 September 2009, 07:36 PM
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Reptilians circulate this photo with a caption identifying it as "human found in penang, malaysia."
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Comment: A photograph purporting to show a 55ft snake found in a forest in China has become an internet sensation. It was originally posted in a thread on the website of the People’s Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper in China.

The thread claimed the snake was one of two enormous boas found by workers clearing forest for a new road outside Guping city, Jiangxi province. They apparently woke up the sleeping snakes during attempts to bulldoze a huge mound of earth.

“On the third dig, the operator found there was blood amongst the soil, and with a further dig, a dying snake appeared,” said the post.

“By the time the workers came back, the wounded boa had died, while the other snake had disappeared. The bulldozer operator was so sick that he couldn’t even stand up.”

The post claimed that the digger driver was so traumatised that he suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital and later died.

The dead snake was 55ft (16.7m) long, weighed 300kg and was estimated to be 140 years old, according to the post.

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Old 15 May 2012, 10:24 PM
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Forced perspective, anyone?
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Old 16 May 2012, 01:20 AM
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If we assume a 4 foot bucket, which would be large for that machine, then I estimate the snake to be about 20 feet long.
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