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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GemmaJF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 11:50am
I'm with Caleb I'm afraid Rob, the guy is easily four feet or more from the snake. I think a fairly deliberate attempt to be misleading. Why hold a grassy on a stick? Because it is a little less obvious than having a huge hand in the shot perhaps..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AGILIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 5:33pm
As Gemma says why hold on a stick if it is still alive??????????

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wolfgang Wuster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 10:42am
C'mon folks.... it couldn't be more obvious that someone is holding the snake on a stick close to the camera while the guy is standing several feet further back. I would be surprised if that snake was over 3 ft long. The shot was clearly taken with a wide-angle lens, and you can also see that the man's shoulders are better focussed than the snake - showing that they are in a different plane of focus.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robert V Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 4:00pm
lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robert V Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 8:37am
I think you guys are forgetting this is Lithuania, not the UK. They are probably not as inclined to "deliberately mislead" anyone, especially not in this subject because after all, they worship the Natrix (Zaltys) as a God...
 
But hey, if it makes you feel better I won't push this topic any further.
 
Except to say, even if you placed the body up against the camera, no way could that thickness of girth be achieved, its a mega snake and is not 3 feet long, that's ridiculous.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wolfgang Wuster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 2:01pm
Rob,

I don't actually see that as a very stout grass snake - by the time you look at the entire snake, with much of the rear end dangling, I'd say it's actually fairly slender. It certainly does not have the broad head of a really big grass snake. Moreover, there is nothing that I can see that acts as scale for an independent measurement of girth. I also don't see what you call "reflections of ventrals on his trousers", just slight backlighting and crumpled trousers.
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Here is a link to a photo from the gallery from where this photo came from


The EXIF data shows this was taken 1 minute before the photo of the snake on the stick.

from this photo you can see it is clearly dead and not much larger then 3'

As far as Google translate can work it out it appears that it "attacked" the party of hikers and was killed for its trouble....


***Post edited to fix link***


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Three foot grassie attacks a party of hikers keith
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That's a pretty sad end to the story Liam, but thanks for the truth about it all. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul Ford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 12:26pm
What I don't understand Rob is why you will happily post up this picture but not the one of you holding a monster...?
 
Unfortunately, I can only think of one good reason for this.
 
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