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GIANT SNAKES

When herpetologists speak of giant snakes they mean the “ big six”: South America’s green anaconda and common boa, Asia’s reticulated python and Burmese python, the African rock python, and Australia’s amethystine python. Most sources cite the reticulated python as the earth’s longest snake, although reports of its maximum size disagree.

A specimen 32 ft., 9 in. long was reportedly killed on the island of Celebes (now Sulawesi) in 1912, but no proof exists. Likewise, the slaying of a 37.5-ft. anaconda in 1944 remains unproved, since the dead snake revived and escaped. A reward of $50,000 offered by the Wildlife Conservation Society for the first live capture of a snake measuring 30 ft. or longer has yet to be claimed. Meanwhile, reports of truly giant snakes continue ro be made around the world.

• Explorer Percy Fawcett killed a 62-ft. anaconda on the Rio Negro in 1907 and reported the slaying of another more than 80 ft. long on the Rio Paraguay.

(Top Photo: Brazilian soldiers battle a giant anaconda. Credit: William Rebsamen)

• Another Amazon explorer, Algot Lange, shot two anacondas in 1910, reporting that one measured 54 ft. and the other 52 ft., 8 in.

• A Brazilian priest, Fr. Victor Heinz, saw three huge snakes on the Amazon River during 1929 – 30. He claimed the first was more than 80 ft. long. Heinz said another specimen’s eyes were “as large as plates.”

• In 1933, members of the Brazil-Colombia Boundary Commission allegedly killed
an anaconda 97 ft., 6 in. long but subsequently lost their photos of the monster.

• Also in 1933, Congo tribesmen reportedly killed a 130-ft. python, then cooked and ate it before authorities could measure the reptile.

• Brazilian soldiers killed a 75-ft. anaconda in April 1947 and published its photo
in local newspapers.

• Two more Brazilian monsters, both killed in 1948, reportedly measured 130 ft. and
114 ft. The larger one was photographed, but the photo provides no objects from
which to gauge size.

• In 1959, Belgian helicopter pilot Remy Van Lierde photographed a snake 40 – 50 ft. long in the Congo, but, again, the photo includes no details to provide a sense of scale.

• In February 1969, newspapers announced Italian zoologist Bruno Falcci’s search for an anaconda “ more than 100 ft. long and at least a yard wide,” but the snake eluded him.

• Reports from Peru described the rampage of a 130-ft. serpent that destroyed a native village in August 1997.

No snake native to North America officially reaches 10 ft. in length, yet numerous reports of larger snakes have been recorded from Colonial times to the present.

Author Chad Arment lists 211 American encounters with snakes 10 – 40 ft. long reported between 1715 and 1960. In 88 of those cases, the snakes were supposedly captured or killed, but none was preserved.

Among the more surprising cases we find:

• Giant rattlesnakes. The largest known rattlesnake species on earth, the eastern diamondback, claims a record length of 8 ft., 3 in., but huge rattlers were reportedly killed nationwide throughout the 19th century. Examples include a 20-ft. specimen from Harlan County, Kentucky (1857), a 17-ft. rattler from Medina County, Texas (1858), a snake 21 ft., 6 in. long at Danville, Illinois (1859), an 18-ft. specimen from Eufala, Oklahoma (1877), another 18-ft. rattler at Fort Drum, Florida (1878), a specimen 14 ft., 9 in. long in Dooly County, Georgia (1878), a rattler 14 ft., 3 in. long from Arizona’s White Mountains (1879), a 17-ft. snake at Salina, Utah (1893), and a 20-ft. rattler at Anderson, Indiana (1897).

•1 8 4 3 : A dark green snake with black spots, measuring 14 ft., 8 in. long, was killed at North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

•1 8 7 1 : Residents of Fredonia, Kansas caught a blue-black snake with yellow spots that measured 37 ft., 9 in.

•1 8 7 2 : A snake 20 ft., 3 in. long was killed at Loudonville, Ohio.

•1 8 7 8 : An unknown greenish-colored snake, 31 ft. long, was killed near Antioch,
California.

•1 8 7 8 : A farmer at Quapaw Bayou, Louisiana killed a 31-ft. snake that tried to eat one of his calves.

Source: “Hidden Animals” by Michael Newton

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Hello

Maglalabas lang naman ako ng saloobin dito. Dont mind me :)

Kanina sa school siguro isa sa worst days of my life, ever. Ung tipong, sa sobrang galit mo, nagiging luha na lng.

Ganito kasi un, ung friend ko na guy na kaclose ko, ininvite ko sa bible study sa church namin. Tapos sbi nya sge try nya, pero di sya nakapunta kasi may laro sila ng basketball nun. Nagtext sya, sbi nya “sguro next week, pero promise mag aaya pa ko para masaya”. Edi syempre, naniwala naman ako sa promise na un. Lumipas ang isang linggo, at ang nangyari ay di sya nakapagaya. Sbi daw nya, nakalimutan nya. Tapos, may laro pa sila ng day na un, kaya di na tlga sya makakapunta. Syempre, pinagpromisan ako, edi ung main reaction ko, mababadtrip, ksi pinaasa nya ako.

Fast forward today, nagpaparinig ung mga tropa nya sa room, sbi “la kulang tayo sa friday walang pointguard” “sge sge ayos lang sumama ka na kay nica” “wag ka nang maglaro.” As in naguusap sila pero nilalakasan nila ung lines na un. Nung una di ko pinapansin, pero mya mya di p din sila natigil. Nabadtrip na talaga ako. Kasi naisip ko na nung nabadtrip ako nung last week, ung dating sa kanila, nabadtrip ako dahil di sumama ung kaclose ko. Eh di naman dun dba? Sinabi ko na din na nabadtrip ako dahil nagpromise sya. Tapos, alam na alam ko ugali ng isa sa kanila pag nainis, magsasabi un ng kung ano ano at ung best example na nafeel ko na sinabi nya sa boys habang naguusap sila ay “tignan nyo yan si nica feeling girlfriend di ka lng sumama nabadtrip na”. Ganyan. Ganyan na ganyan sya magsalita. Ung wala na syang pakelam kung nakakasakit o hinde bsta pagnainis sya sasabhin nya gusto nya. Tapos aun kanina nga, parinig pa din sila ng parinig. At alam kong ako kasi nung una natingin sakin ung kaclose ko habang sinasabi nila ung mga un. Tinitignan sguro kung magrreact ako o hinde. Nung una un, pero myamya na nagsulat na ko sa 1/4th at snabi ko dun na nabbadtrip na ko ksi alam kong ako pinaparinggan nila. Sbi ko pakilinaw sa kanila na kaya ako nabadtrip ay dahil sa broken promise nya. Un lang wala nang iba. Binigay ko sa kanya tapos ok pa naman reaction nya. Sabay nung nainis na talaga ako nagsulat ako at sinabi ko dun na alam ko ugali nung isa pagnainis. Tapos nasabi ko din dun na nevermind na lang ung pagalok ko. Sguro sa sobrang galit ko un ung naisip ko na paraan para tumigil sila, na kalimutan nang nangalok ako sa simula. Mya mya lumapit na ko sa kanya para kunin ung papel kasi nagreply sya, pero sbi nya sya na daw magbbigay mamaya. Tas sbi ko okay. Pero may ginagawa kasi sya pagbadtrip ako, nakaway tapos nangite, eh walang wala na tlga ko sa mood nun, kaya di ako nakaway ng ayos, eh pucha ung reaction nya sya pa nainis tapos ung “okay” nya ung may tono na inis. Oo nagbibiro sya ng ganon dati pa pero walang wala na ko sa mood nun. Sya na nga lng nilalabasan ko ng sama ng loob ng time na un ksi alam kong d sya mambabadtrip, pero hinde eh, mas pinalala nya. Tapos nung binasa ko na ung papel, nakalagay na reply nya dun sa sabi ko “nevermind na..”: lol ayaw mo ba na sumama ako? Sabhin mo lang
Edi syempre mas nainis ako! Sa tingin mo ayaw pa ktang pasamahin sa lagay na un?! Eh halos mamatay na ko sa kakaendure ng pagpaparinig ng ibang boys. Un nga gusto ko eh! Ung sumama ka! Kaya naglakas ako ng loob na itanong sayo kung gusto pwede pa. Tapos nung lumapit ako sa kanya sabi ko “seryoso ka dun”
sya: ikaw bala ka baka ayaw mo pa kong sumama
me: di ako nakikipagbiruan ano ba tlga
Sya: di din ako nakikipagbiruan
Tapos aun na tlga, dun ko na nafeel na paiyak na ko. Ung tipong bwiset na bwiset ka na tlga, nakikipagusap pa sya ng ganon. Eh sakto pinaline kmi sa labas habang snabi nya un, tapos pinapasok din ulet sa classroom at sbi mamaya na lng daw. Edi pagpasok ko dere deretso ako sa banyo ksi tutulo na tlga, eh si tin biglang kumapit sa braso ko tas sbi ko “tin. bitaw” eh mauga na boses ko nun sabay nagpumilit ako na bumitaw sya. Tpos pagpasok ko ng cr napalakas pagsarado ko ng pinto kaya aun eksena na ko. May ilan ilan na lumapit sa pinto tas tinatawag ako, tas naririnig ko sa labas nagsisisihan na ung mga nagpaparinig “oh hindi ako nambadtrip jan kay nica” “hoy ikaw yon” “oh bat ako?!” Nakakabwiset ang kakapal ng mukha kahit alam nila na sila talaga may gawa. Mugtong mugto na mata nun tas ayokong lumabas, kaso patatawagin na kmi kaya no choice. Paglabas ko nagsitanungan sino daw sabi ko na lang wala. Tas ung isa dun sa nagpaprinig kumapit sa braso ko sbi “sino nica” di ko snasagot sbi ko na lng “bitaw” at umupo na ko. Lumapit ung kaclose to tas tinanong nya kung sya, sbi ko “ba naman badtrip na nga ko ganon ka pa makipagusap sakin kinakausap ka ng maayos” tas nagsorry sya na hindi sincere at sbi na promise pupunta daw tlga sya sa friday. Edi nanahimik muna ko sa silya sinasabi ko kay tin ung about sa sobrang galit na nagiging luha na lang ganun. Sbi nya pinagmumukha na lang daw akong tanga. Eh ba naman, kung alam nyo lang, araw araw na akong pinagttripan ng mga yan. Asar dito, asar doon. Bara dito, bara doon. Di ko naman sila inaano. Sbi ko na lng sa kanya na sguro naipon lng tong inis ko kaya lumabas sa luha. Tapos nung nasa baba na kami ksi may pagames dahil nutrition month, naka line kmi tapos nung natapos na isang rotation kinausap nya(ung kaclose) ko sbi kung ayos lang ako. Di ko tanda kung oo o hinde sinagot ko bsta sbi nya nakahanda na daw damit nya para dun. Eh yang mga yan pagnantrip, makikipagapir para alam kung badtrip ka o hinde, nakipagapir sya pero di ko inextend braso ko, pero nilabas ko kamay ko. Ewan ko na lng kung nabadtrip sya dahil dun ksi BUONG araw di na nya ko kinausap. Ayoko na. Ayoko na tlga. Ako pa ba nagkamali dito? May nasabi b ko? Kung ikaw ako, ano sa tingin mo gagawin mo?

di ko na nga alam kung ano na gagawin ko eh. Kani kanina lang nanalangin ako at snabi ko dun na gabayan ako ng Diyos at bigyan pa ng lakas. Ksi di ko na lang alam tlga. Eto, tinext ko sya paguwi, tinanong ko kung galit siya sakin, sbi nya hinde. Sabay nag bbye na at inend convo. Ha? Di na daw galet? Nakakainis lang talaga. Iniisip ko pa nga kung ikkwento ko sa nanay ko eh. Kaso magiiba tingin nya dun sa nga kaklase kong un, pero sumosobra na tlga kasi eh. Ugh. Nakakalito. Geh.

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