• Bob Dack
    495
    amazing eagles in dutch harbor

    Jessie Peck has many bald eagle friends when he walks out on
    the deck of this fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a pan
    full of fresh fish. At first you see a few eagles on deck… then the
    camera pans around and WOW! There must be a hundred of
    them perched all over the boat and flying above. As an added
    bonus we hear the music “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd playing.
    For all of us bald eagle fans it just doesn’t get much better than this!!
    Wouldn’t you love to be there in person?


  • Kingalfred
    401
    .... Pity the 4 thumbnails at the end are ...lets say...questionable...
  • frances turkel
    204
    Wow perfect song thank you for sharing
  • Paulgro
    306
    Those birds are magnificent.
  • Bob Dack
    495
    THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!
    YIKES!
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    This is a 15 foot Western Diamondback rattlesnake -
    the largest ever caught on record.

    This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet,
    in a new KB homes subdivision just south of Mesa Az.

    A little research revealed the following:

    One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.

    The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.

    A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed by two curved,
    1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.

    This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds.

    Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first picture.

    A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child and dogs, pigs, etc.

    A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking distance.

    (The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet.)

    This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.

    Now just ask yourself:

    What has this snake been feeding on and where are its offspring?
  • J Zerbs
    440
    Like the snake one, is the Eagle one real or is it fake like the this is not a Python one?
  • Bob Dack
    495

    No the eagle one is a real life event and the snake capture
    is a real event and world record size for what it is and where it was?
  • J Zerbs
    440
    The snake one is a fake, western diamondbacks don't get anywhere near that big, or heavy. I've never heard of a western rattler heavier than 15-20 pounds at very most or over 8 feet.
  • Bob Dack
    495
    Sorry should done this from the start

    Origins: The photographs displayed above do show an eastern diamondback rattlesnake which was captured in the St. Augustine, Florida, area in September 2009. However, as is common with Internet-circulated pictures of snakes, the size of the serpent has been greatly exaggerated in the accompanying text.
    REAL PHOTOGRAPHS; INACCURATE DESCRIPTION
    Eastern diamondback rattlers average about 5.5 feet in length, and the very largest specimens of the species might approach 8 feet, so a 15-foot eastern diamondback would be a truly extraordinary (and unbelievable) occurrence. In fact, the apparent size of this rattler has been exaggerated in the photographs due to forced perspective (i.e., the snake is much closer to the camera lens than other objects in the frame), and the diamondback measured only 7 feet, 3 inches — less than half the length claimed above:


    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/15ftrattler.asp
  • J Zerbs
    440
    No need to be sorry, I'm sure we've all been fooled before by a internet rumor, I know I have. As it says it's common on the internet for things to be greatly exaggerated or completely faked. That's why I'm always a little skeptical ( maybe too much so) when I see something like that. The weight and one bite could kill 40 men were red flags, well over 99% of rattlesnakes bites are non fatal.


    From https://www.truthorfiction.com/stjohn-rattlesnake/
    Summary of eRumor:

    A forwarded email with photos of a captured snake saying that a gigantic Eastern diamondback rattlesnake measuring 15 feet in length was caught in St. Augusta, Florida. Other versions of this eRumor with the same photos allege that this is the deadly Western diamondbacked rattlesnake and was caught near Meza, Arizona.
    The Truth:

    This tale is fiction. A public information officer with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s department told TruthOrFiction.com that there was an incident involving a large Eastern diamondback rattlesnake in July 2009 but the snake was 7’3″ in length.

    The photos, taken by an unidentified civilian, were an unintentional trick of camera perspective. The captured snake was closer to the photographer than the law enforcement officer shown in the background. This made the venomous reptile appear larger than life.

    Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes in the wild have been known to grow up to 8′ in length.

    The Western diamondbacked rattlesnake is indigenous to Arizona but they have been known to live 15 to 20 years in captivity and are 3 to 5 feet in average length but have a few of these rattlers have been known to grow up to 7 feet in length.

    update 08/26/12



    A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
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    Version 1 (submitted 1/28/10) :
    How would you like to take that call?





    …near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision.

    15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake.

    Largest ever caught on record.

    At least it wasn’t found in a Wal-Mart garden shop.



    Version 2 (submitted August 2012) :

    FOUND ON A GOLF COURSE IN Arizona
    This is why you shouldn’t go looking for the golf balls hit ‘Out of Bounds’ in Arizona !!!

    THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!

    This is a 15 foot Western Diamondback rattlesnake – the largest ever caught on record,

    This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision just south of Mesa Az.

    A little research revealed the following:

    One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.

    The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.
    A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed by two curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.
    The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the bottom picture has a blade around 6 inche long.
    This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds. (How much do you weigh?)

    Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop’s leg in the first picture (and he is not a small man).

    A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child and dogs, pigs, etc).

    A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking distance.
    (The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet . )

    This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.

    Now just ask yourself these questions:

    What has this snake been feeding on and where are its offspring?
  • Paulgro
    306
    Internet rumors keeps Snopes.com in business!
  • Bob Dack
    495
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    Japan Panda embraces Policeman's leg after an Earthquake.
  • Paulgro
    306
    If people were like other animals we would have a great world!!
  • Bob Dack
    495

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    Yes,quite true but I don't think we will see it in our life time!
  • Syvynn
    1.1k
    Hate to say it, but I don't think this world will ever see that... unless we become clones of one another or something as weird and Sci-Fi as that.

    The thought it great though.
  • J Zerbs
    440
    Would be great, maybe it'll happen sometime in the future but I don't see it happening anytime soon.
  • Paulgro
    306
    Greed won't let it happen. There will always be someone that want's what someone else has
  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack I love the money feeding the tiger thats pretty cool thank you for sharing
  • J Zerbs
    440
    Yeah people killing, committing violent acts and other crimes against another will never stop. Hopefully one day there will be no wars but that's not going to happen anytime soon and may never happen.
  • frances turkel
    204
    Paulgro I hate to agree but, peace is far off .....
    Bob Dack I made an typo I meant I love the monkey feeding the tiger yes if humans were a wonderful as animals the world wold be a better place
  • Bob Dack
    495

    Wars from the beginning of time have been caused by :-
    1: Religion
    2:Politics
    3:Greed
    # two & three are interchangeable but # 1 has always been #1
  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack Yes you are so very right and I pray to G-d Some day life will change and people will love and appreciate each other. As we said back when make love not war!! Love thy neighbor.....
  • Bob Dack
    495
    Naughty panda babies wrestling with basket and piles of leaves



    You can't help laughing...she should just give up....funny !!
  • Paulgro
    306
    That's funny!
  • Donna
    1.1k
    That is adorable! Here's some more baby pandas. Look out below!
  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack Donna Yes the panda looks like he's having a lot of fun!
  • Paulgro
    306
    A Panda slide!!
  • frances turkel
    204
    [quote="Paulgro that's good panda slide thanks for sharing
  • Bob Dack
    495

    Yeah Pandas seem like lots of fun,I saw one of them falling
    out of a tree with a thud but they got up like nothing happened?
  • Bob Dack
    495

    Hey guys ever see a Baby Starfish?
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  • Donna
    1.1k
    Awww! How sweet! That is adorable!!!
  • Paulgro
    306
    That is one big starfish!
  • Bob Dack
    495
    Honey Badger Houdini -
    Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem -
    Natural World - BBC Two
    This is amazing and totally funny!


  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack The baby is adorable; but, I think I like the bird sliding down the rail on the staircase
  • Donna
    1.1k
    The kids and I were at the cider mill over the weekend:8mij1woymwohbit4.jpgNow that I've pigged out, it's time for a nap!
  • Paulgro
    306
    I'm not sure what type of animal I'm looking at. I can see the ears. Is it a pig?
  • Donna
    1.1k
    Yeah! A little pig!
  • Paulgro
    306
    Thanks, thought so but wasn't sure.
  • Donna
    1.1k
    That little honey badger escape artist IS amazing!
  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack honey badger
    Paulgro
  • Bob Dack
    495
    10 Things You Didn't Know About The Honey Badger

  • Bob Dack
    495
    Wolverines Are the Honey Badgers of the North

  • Bob Dack
    495
    Bite of the Tasmanian Devil | National Geographic

  • Bob Dack
    495
    Equal Pay for Monkeys

  • Bob Dack
    495
    Orangutan Cuddles, Feeds Tiger Cubs

  • frances turkel
    204
    Bob Dack
    Diamondback rattlesnake You think he big enough??
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