I don't think that those boots would have kept this snake's fangs from getting through to his calf or, it would have struck him way above the top of those boots . . . strike zone would be somewhere close to his navel!
This is not a "doctored" photograph.
This rattlesnake was killed right on the edge of our hunting club outside Chiefland, Fl. on Wednesday July 28th
9.7 ft long and over 100 lbs.... confirmed ........." Picture:SOURCE UNKNOWN- WAS IN E-MAIL.
After seeing this, I did a little research, and learned the following:
One bite from a snake this large contains enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.
The head alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.
This snake was probably alive when George H. W. Bush was President.
A bite from those fangs would equal being penetrated by two 1/4 inch screwdrivers.
A snake this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child.
A snake this size has an approximately 5 and 1/2 foot accurate striking distance. (The distance for an average size Rattlesnake is about 2 feet)
Judging by the size of the snake, it is estimated to weigh over 170 pounds. How much do you weigh?