Found in KB homes subdivision, south of Jacksonville…
15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake– the largest ever caught on record.
A little research (source unknown) revealed 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.