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millhouse
20-02-2009, 08:03 PM
Looks quite genuine to me?



http://o.aolcdn.com/art/gat/asylum/3/1/mystery-monsters.html


Villagers in a Borneo jungle who live in fear of a mythical, 100-foot-long snake, say that recently unearthed photos prove the monster exists.

The two photographs, one taken from a helicopter by a team monitoring flood regions, and the other from a the river bank of a village, allegedly show the enormous animal winding its way along a river.

Alas, critics are not satisfied, and have pointed out that the pictures could easily have been doctored using photo editing software. The aerial shot of the snake also looks similar to the wake left behind by a speed boat. But believers are adamant that the animal exists.

What do you think? Take a look at the pictures here.

In local legend the monster snake, known as the Nabau, is thought to have the head of a dragon, seven nostrils and the ability to change shape at will.

But before you scoff remember that only last month scientists discovered the remains of an snake that was 45 feet long and could swallow an animal the size of a cow.

(Admittedly that particular species died out more than 60 million years ago and lived in South America, not South East Asia. But who's to say one didn't make it out to Borneo and hibernate for a few hundred thousand centuries?)

hunter77
20-02-2009, 08:10 PM
looks pretty fake from the photos, cant really tell though because of the distance:)

chattanova
20-02-2009, 11:58 PM
Gigantic snake photographed by pilot

Mysterious World: Giant Snake - YouTube

pinkfreud
21-02-2009, 04:15 AM
looks pretty fake to me too, like the stuff you often find on the pravda site :D

but i'm not ruling out that there could be giants we're simply not aware of.

well, here's a true giant:


http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/giant_snake.jpg


i think that's an anaconda, but not sure- anacondas thrive in swamps, this seems to be a dry terrain ^.




http://www.bobclark.com/images/animals/retic_fluffy.jpg

http://www.blog.joelx.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/giant-snake-biting-fence.gif


^^ that is the reticulated python, the longest snake in the world- found in the jungles of south-east asia. also a very reclusive, shy creature (never mind the pic above, lol).

locals have claimed that it can grow upto 40-50 feet in length, and that it is fully capable of consuming an adult human (like the anaconda).

and though there has been no record of a snake measuring that size (yet), the possibility of a giant lurking somewhere in the rainforests has not been ruled out.

hagbard_celine
25-02-2009, 01:55 AM
Scroll down for a pic of a 100 foot snake!:

http://news.aol.com/article/google-earth-grid/353546

robin2
20-08-2009, 01:48 PM
after doing a little enhancing on two of the giant snake photos, i believe they ARE real snakes:
http://z6.invisionfree.com/Free_Thinkers/index.php?showtopic=3011&hl=
(remember, Mars has giant ones as well, bigger than ours.)

lupa
20-08-2009, 02:43 PM
cool a retic..i nearly bought a dwarf one of those a couple of years ago .lol dwarf at 12 foot :eek:

lupa
20-08-2009, 02:48 PM
looks pretty fake to me too, like the stuff you often find on the pravda site :D

but i'm not ruling out that there could be giants we're simply not aware of.

well, here's a true giant:


http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/giant_snake.jpg


i think that's an anaconda, but not sure- anacondas thrive in swamps, this seems to be a dry terrain ^.




http://www.bobclark.com/images/animals/retic_fluffy.jpg

http://www.blog.joelx.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/giant-snake-biting-fence.gif


^^ that is the reticulated python, the longest snake in the world- found in the jungles of south-east asia. also a very reclusive, shy creature (never mind the pic above, lol).

locals have claimed that it can grow upto 40-50 feet in length, and that it is fully capable of consuming an adult human (like the anaconda).

and though there has been no record of a snake measuring that size (yet), the possibility of a giant lurking somewhere in the rainforests has not been ruled out.

top photo is a anaconda which is a boa the middle pic is a reticulated python and the bottom pic is a Burmese python

transcendental stallion
20-08-2009, 05:25 PM
after doing a little enhancing on two of the giant snake photos, i believe they ARE real snakes:
http://z6.invisionfree.com/Free_Thinkers/index.php?showtopic=3011&hl=
(remember, Mars has giant ones as well, bigger than ours.)Mars have giant what? I'm not aware of a jungle named Mars, but I've heard the Anazon have record size snakes including snakes that leave trails as wide as a truck's tire.

lady_oblivion
20-08-2009, 05:47 PM
I love retics, but really dont have the room for one, even a dawrf, plus we already have a boa and a corn snake LOL. The first link didnt work.

lupa
20-08-2009, 06:51 PM
I love retics, but really dont have the room for one, even a dawrf, plus we already have a boa and a corn snake LOL. The first link didnt work.

i just sold two brb's here

i think the pic is fake tbh as something so large would have been caught a long time ago tbh .but i'm sure there must be a few large 40 footers leaking about though.

pinkfreud
20-08-2009, 07:37 PM
bottom pic is a Burmese python

it's an african rock python :)

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/fencesnake.asp#photo2

been a while since this thread was bumped, so i googled that pic again and found that story on snopes. that poor snake was electrocuted because of the fence :(



Scroll down for a pic of a 100 foot snake!:

http://news.aol.com/article/google-earth-grid/353546



oh, and that pic looks very fake to me.

lupa
20-08-2009, 08:10 PM
it's an african rock python :)

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/fencesnake.asp#photo2

been a while since this thread was bumped, so i googled that pic again and found that story on snopes. that poor snake was electrocuted because of the fence :(

oh all right pinkfreud if you want split hairs lol your correct on closer inspection at the tan banding;) they look very similar. and impressive all the same though







oh, and that pic looks very fake to me.

oh all right pinkfreud if you want split hairs lol your correct on closer inspection at the tan banding;) they look very similar. and impressive all the same though. i wouldn't want to come across a monster though, not a hungry that's for sure.

metacomet
22-08-2009, 05:22 AM
locals have claimed that it can grow upto 40-50 feet in length, and that it is fully capable of consuming an adult human (like the anaconda).


That is a fascinating fact but... I still don't think they could eat me. :p There's gotta be a size limit to the 'adult human's they can swallow.

302bluefog
17-11-2011, 06:29 AM
"This photo and story originally appeared in the People’s Daily, which serves as the official newspaper for the Communist Party in China. It stated that the snake was one of two that were awakened by local workers digging up huge mounds of earth in preparation for a new road that was to cut through the forest that lay just outside of Gupiing city in the Chinese province of Jiangxi.

While one snake, which was reported to be 55-feet long and weigh approximately 300kg, became a casualty of the bulldozers digging, another one, described as a gold boa, appeared supposedly bearing its fangs, causing the workers to flee in terror.

The driver of the bulldozer, however, is said to have been paralyzed with fear. When the workers returned, he was so sick he could barely move, and eventually died at the hospital, presumably of a heart attack."

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/JKELLY302/Snake-600x5291.jpg

302bluefog
17-11-2011, 06:31 AM
Longest Dead Snake Ever Seen - YouTube

2011 world's largest snake in captivity (ft. (7.6m)...(Medusa) - YouTube