Photo of Huge (55ft) snake shocks World

Posted on 13 November 2009

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A photograph purporting to show a 55ft snake found in a forest in China has become an internet sensation.

It was originally posted in a thread on the website of the People’s Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper in China.

The thread claimed the snake was one of two enormous boas found by workers clearing forest for a new road outside Guping city, Jiangxi province.

They apparently woke up the sleeping snakes during attempts to bulldoze a huge mound of earth.

“On the third dig, the operator found there was blood amongst the soil, and with a further dig, a dying snake appeared,” said the post.

“At the same time, another gold coloured giant boa appeared with its mouth wide open. The driver was paralysed with fear, while the other workers ran for their lives.

“By the time the workers came back, the wounded boa had died, while the other snake had disappeared. The bulldozer operator was so sick that he couldn’t even stand up.”

The post claimed that the digger driver was so traumatised that he suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital and later died.

The dead snake was 55ft (16.7m) long, weighed 300kg and was estimated to be 140 years old, according to the post.

However, local government officials in Guiping say the story and photograph are almost certainly a hoax as giant boas are not native to the area.Via : peopledaily.com

52 Responses to “Photo of Huge (55ft) snake shocks World”

  1. Wow says:

    Seriously that is huge and why do people say it’s fake it’s real just cause the pic might look fake and btw snakes can grow that big you can just go somewhere closer called South America in the Amazon River and I’m pretty sure that you’ll find yourself an even bigger snake

  2. It's Me says:

    Boas are only found in South America. The snake pictured is a reticulated python, native to SE Asia.


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