Originally posted by Chonx
...don't know if any of that is true but the dimensions do look off imho...
Originally posted by Static Sky
I looked around a bit and was unable to confirm that the Balleh river is 500m wide at its thinnest parts but the scale of the trees which I'm assuming are full grown and average sized suggests this to be a reasonably close aproximation. For the sake of this excersize, lets assume half that, though. 250 meters.
The red circle surrounding the snake looks roughly the same size as the snake. That is, it appears that if you stretched the snake to its longest, it would fill the red circle.
Since it appears to be a perfect circle, width is the same as length. The width of the circle appears to be roughly 3 times that of the river. This would indicate the snake is roughly 750 meters long. So again roughly, 2200 feet, not the reported 100 feet.
Lets assume the snake is indeed 100 feet though. That would suggest that the river is only about 35 feet wide then. When compared to the tree tops, I find this impossible to believe.
I am forced to conclude this picture is a hoax, then. And not even a reasonably convincing one. Just my 2 cents. Cheers.
Originally posted by karl 12
Originally posted by xXOrochimaruXx
now that one looks legit to me but the size is hard to determine by the angle unless it is supossed to be the same one as before then i am impressed and convinced and will not be dangling my feet over a boat side any more
Neither will I
The photo does seem to be a bit more genuine but it is a shame theres no boats in the water to give it any context.
It does look to be one hmf snake though
"I sprang for my rifle as the creature began to make it's way up the bank and smashed a .44 bullet into its spine. At once there was a flurry of foam and several heavy thumps against the boats keel, shaking us as though we had run on a snag. We stepped ashore and approached the creature with caution. As far as it was possible to measure, a length of 45 feet lay out of the water and 17 feet lay in the water, making it a total length of 62 feet. It's body was not thick, not more than 12 inches in diameter, but it had probably been long without food."
Colonel Percy Fawcett,Officer of the Royal Engineers -Amazon Diary.
"We saw the snake asleep in a large patch of grass. We immediately opened fire upon it. It tried to make off all in convulsions but we caught up with it and finished it off. Only then did we realize how enormous it was, when we walked around the whole length of its body it seemed like it would never end. What struck me was its enormous head, a triangle about 24 inches by 20. We had no instruments to measure the beast, but we took an arms length of string and measured it about one meter by placing it on a man's shoulder and extending it to his fingertips. We measured the snake several times and each time we got a length of 25 strings. The creature was well over 23 meters (75 feet) long."
Bernard Huevelmans, the 'father of' Cryptozoology.
Encounter with a group of Frenchmen and Brazilians.
"The visible portion was at least 80 feet long and the body was as thick as an oil drum. It was throwing up a wake as large as a river.
Father Victor Heinz -whilst on the Rio Negro,Amazon River,1925.
Originally posted by eNumbra
This is a fake, photoshopped.
I know I've seen the first picture before, possibly years ago.