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#16    Clobhair-cean

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:57 AM

Taken at face value, the bucket of the excavator would have to be about four metres tall. I don't think so.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

View PostCynical Sounds, on 18 June 2013 - 09:22 AM, said:

It's gotta be rubbish. that's probably a reticulated python or maybe a Burmese python (I would guess retic)  Fushun is way WAY to far north to find either of these species.

Probably just a photo some1 found of a big snake and decided to write a story about.

View PostClobhair-cean, on 18 June 2013 - 09:57 AM, said:

Taken at face value, the bucket of the excavator would have to be about four metres tall. I don't think so.


Forced perspective is a fun game.

That photo is Malaysia ... I know of it ... and I tire of commenting on it ... almost always branded a liar ... so we tend not to bother
Its part forced perspective ... its not as big as it seems and not small either ...

the problem is conversion ... here in Malaysia we go kg ... converted to lbs ... about 100 kg is 220 lbs
by the time the 'official' weighing and measuring came around the carcass has bloated and shrunk in length ... snakes are notorious for being difficult to measure

Brady Barr got one world record in Indonesia :

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National Geographic Television's reptile expert, Dr. Brady Barr and his field team, capture a very large reticulated python in Indonesia".
Photo ©Brady Barr National Geographic Television

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there are recorded and verified cases such as this one ...

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A MAN searching for his brother on a rubber plantation near Segamat in southern-central Malaysia found him being swallowed by a large python.

The snake was coiled around the dead body of Ee Heng Chuan, 29, a rubber tapper, with the victim's head gripped in its jaws.

It is believed to be the first substantiated case of a python attacking an adult human for ingestion in modern Malaysian history, although rural folklore is replete with tales of people disappearing down the throats of snakes.


This is about sixty miles from where I am  ... and no hoax or tall tale and still whenever it is brought up ... we are called liars.


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Sergeant Samah said the snake, which measured seven metres in length and weighed 140 kilograms, had squeezed Ee until he died.

University Malaya Zoological Department naturalist Dr Khew Bong Heang, said the python was one of the biggest ever found in Malaysia and was surprised it had been trying to swallow an adult human.


the officials tend not to want to publicize such tales ... Malaysia being heavily reliant on tourist dollars ...

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The picture below was taken in Malaysia and printed in a local magazine there. The reticulated python could not completely eat the person. An adult human's shoulders present a real obstacle to the biggest snake. Whether the person already was dead or was killed by the snake remains unknown.



one more of the photo of that 'Segamat' incident ... link

the same 'photo' here on UM but it was called hoax and debunked ... link

but here in Malaysia we know this one very well ... and we know of more ... :tu:

the same incident on wiki

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On September 4, 1995, Ee Heng Chuan, a 29-year-old rubber tapper from the southern Malaysian state of Johor, was killed by a large reticulated python. The victim had apparently been caught unaware and was squeezed to death. The snake had coiled around the lifeless body with the victim's head gripped in its jaws when it was stumbled upon by the victim's brother. The python, measuring 23 ft (7.0 m) long and weighing more than 300 lb, was killed soon after by the arriving police, who required four shots to bring it down.[9]


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Giant python killed after trying to swallow man
By Ian Stewart in Kuala Lumpur

A MAN searching for his brother on a rubber plantation in Malaysia found him being swallowed by a large python.

The snake was coiled around the lifeless body of Ee Heng Chuan, 29, a rubber tapper, with the victim's head gripped in its jaws.



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seems these days its no longer regarded as a 'hoax' :lol:

another one on that incident in Segamat and more of what pythons do link

from NatGeo on another Malaysian python escapade :


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September 15, 2006—A fresh lamb dinner might sound like a manageable meal for an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter-long) python. But maybe the hungry snake should have waited for the lamb to be born. Last week firefighters in the Malaysian village of Kampung Jabor were called in to remove the bloated snake (pictured) from a roadway. The reptile had swallowed an entire pregnant sheep and was too full to slither away and digest its supersize meal.


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back to the OP photo ... its somewhere North of Malaysia ... but the guys pictured are Indonesians ... foreign workers ... that's where the main confusion stems from

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

here is the original thread with a larger picture

http://www.unexplain...59818&hl=+snake

look at the spade bit of the digger, and look at the 'tooth' of it, furthest to its right side. Then look at the bit of snake right below that and it looks like you can see some of the background vegetation through the snake, like really bad editing (i know i didn't explain that too well, but hopefully its clear enough!) Or alternatively save the pic and zoom in on photoshop or something


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 18 June 2013 - 11:12 AM, said:

That photo is Malaysia ... I know of it ... and I tire of commenting on it ... almost always branded a liar ... so we tend not to bother
Its part forced perspective ... its not as big as it seems and not small either ...

the problem is conversion ... here in Malaysia we go kg ... converted to lbs ... about 100 kg is 220 lbs
by the time the 'official' weighing and measuring came around the carcass has bloated and shrunk in length ... snakes are notorious for being difficult to measure

Brady Barr got one world record in Indonesia :

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National Geographic Television's reptile expert, Dr. Brady Barr and his field team, capture a very large reticulated python in Indonesia".
Photo ©Brady Barr National Geographic Television

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nice to know if was right with my guess of a reticulated python

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