History-Making Rattlesnake Captured in Florida — 170 Pounds, 15-Feet Long

What would the honey badger say about this one?

We’ve all heard about the onslaught of mammoth-sized Pythons running rampant in Florida.  Well, they are not alone.  Now, in Jacksonville, Florida, an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake has been captured in the middle of a busy street.  At fifteen feet in length and weighing 170 pounds, this snake is the largest Eastern Diamondback on record.  A bite from this snake would contain enough venom to kill 40 grown men, and it could easily swallow a toddler or small animals.  A snake of this size has an accurate striking ability of five feet or more, so the animal control agents cannot be safe enough in this case.  To grow this large, herpetologists estimate it must have been alive since the late 1980’s or early 1990’s.  The real question here is what has this snake been eating for all those years and where has it been?

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