From an e-mail (don't know if this is all true, but seemed post worthy):
FOUND ON A GOLF COURSE
This is why you shouldn't go looking for the golf balls hit
'Out of Bounds' in Arizona !
THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!
This is a 15 foot Western Diamondback rattlesnake -
the largest ever caught on record,
This snake was found Near the St. Augustine
outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision just south of Mesa Az.
A little research revealed the following:
One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to
kill over 40 full grown men.
The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a
normal sized man.
A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed
by two curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.
The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the bottom
picture has a blade around 6 inch long.
This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds.
(How much do you weigh?)
Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's
leg in the first picture (and he is not a small man).
A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old
child and dogs, pigs, etc).
A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot
accurate striking distance.
(The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet.)
This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr.
Now just ask yourself these questions:
What has this snake been feeding on and
where are its offspring?