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Originally posted by kraken
While I would say that those photos are of large rattlesnakes, I find it highly suspicious that they would claim it was a certain length, yet did not take the time to measure it.
Also, as is the case with a lot of 'trophy' photos of killed animals, the photographer uses a trick called 'forced perspective'. Basically, what is done is the animal is held close to the camera. The focus is set so that everything in the frame is in focus, thus giving the illusion that animal and the person holding it are close together.
The snake is obviously large, but 7' 6"... I don't think so. Same thing goes for the supposed 9' rattlesnake photo. Trick photography, nothing more.
[edit on 2-8-2009 by kraken]
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
You ever been to Texas?