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Old January 14, 2013, 08:55 AM   #12
hogdogs
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While it may not be a full 8 1/2'... It is way more than a 6 footer... I am fortunate enuff to have handled many diamond backs from nearly new born (thought it was a pygmy at first thought) to 6 plus... One thing you can use for perspective is the guy's hands... they are pretty close to the snake... How do I know??? These big slobs are HEAVY so strength of nad and the stick holding it are required...

Count the diamonds... They may not show age but there are a snot load of them... Now look how many lesser defined diamonds on the aft section.... A bunch there too... Note the LARGE LONG black "button" section at the rattles... See how fat it is compared to the rattle??? NOW... Take note of the prize winning buzzer on the thing....

Aircorp nut has a nice 6 footer... I counted 15 defined diamonds from tail to shovel... Now from neck section on the one i posted, I skipped 3 or 4 diamonds at head then counted 15... You oughta try it... It is enlightening... There is 18-24 more inches of VERY FAT tail with the lighter coloration...

It may only be 7 feet long... Who wants to measure one that big while alive???

Here is a little one compared to the 2 already posted here...




While a respectable buzz tail, it is just a teenager compared to those...

Brent
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