Very Large Snake Beside Florida Highway, Photograph: Fact Check


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Picture about: Look at the size of this thing!
Look at the size of this thing!

Story:

This picture was circulating widely via emails and social networks. The picture shows a very, very large snake spotted beside a highway near Delray, Florida. It is believed to be a king brown snake.

Origin:

The picture titled ‘Look at the size of this thing’ started circulating after it was first shared on reddit, 9 months ago.

Fact Check:

The picture first shared on reddit says that it is a very large, poisonous king brown snake, found beside a roadway in Branxton, New South Wales, Australia. Couple of months later, it was said that the picture was taken on Morganza Spillway near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the latest messages claim that the large snake was spotted beside a highway in Delray, Florida.

One of the members of reddit.com explained all these messages are hoaxes. The picture in these messages is not a real snake, it is just a large sculpture located beside a highway in Alstonville, New South Wales, south of Branxton. Below is the original picture of the sculpture that clearly shows that is not real. Perhaps, someone clicked the photograph from a different angle to show it as a real snake.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Original source on Reddit
Reddit declares it hoax
King brown snakes


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Prashanth Damarla
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