A few days ago, Common Sense Conspiracy jumped the gun and reported about a story of a 15-foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake that was found in the middle of a busy street in St. Augustine, Florida. The story was circulating on the Internet, and we admit that we posted this news as fact without doing enough research. In fact, there was a snake found in the manner the article indicated, but this event, which is purported in the hoax to be current, happened in 2009, almost three years ago. The snake was only 7 feet long, which is still pretty intimidating, but not the record-breaking 15-feet that was reported. Also, it was said that the snake weighed 170 pounds. This is probably the worst of the “exaggerations” in the hoax. In reality, even a seven-footer only weight between 25 and 35 pounds.
So, when it’s all said and done, a big snake was found in Florida in 2009. Common Sense Conspiracy works hard before we post content on this site, but we did post this incorrect story in a temporary lapse of judgment. It happens…rest assured we will be vigilant in not letting this happen again.