Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Riverwalker's Pics - Big Texas Gator and Rattlesnakes


Have you ever seen a BIG Texas gator? Here's a good one for you from a small town in Texas with a few rattlesnakes thrown in for good measure!

A Texas Power and Light crew, putting in lines for an addition , found the following in a culvert they were using...


The gator was 18' 2" in length.


Another use for duct tape!



The rattlesnake roundup totaled a final count of 87.

Got stick?


Special thanks go out to Texas Power & Light for sharing these pictures.


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker


15 comments:

matthiasj said...

WOW! Was this recent? I would've ran for the hills if I saw something like that.

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Linda Navroth said...

This is an amazing photo! Had to get a tape measure out to put it in perspective--mind boggling. Do you happen to have the follow up to this story? How did they subdue it? Who managed to put the duct tape around the jaws? Did they kill the gator?

Ken said...

...is true...everything's bigger in Texas...

Anonymous said...

Dang, Talk about Lake Placid come to life - how long does it take to get one that big? We have some big ones down here in Atascosa Wildlife refuge, but I don't think anything THAT big.

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

Fairly recent. Might be best to hide someplace OTHER than a culvert.

Thanks Matt.

RW

BTW, Run very, very fast and don't look back!

riverwalker said...

To: Linda

Sorry, don't have a lot of details but if I hear anything ...I will post an update. It is more than likely that Animal Control had to put down a gator this large because of its sheer size.

Thanks Linda.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Now if they had a good saddle handy...who knows?

Thanks Ken.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:44

Seen some small ones around Coke Canyon but they are nothing compared to this big fellow.

Thanks anon.

RW

HermitJim said...

Man, that's a LOT of snakes in one place! Guess I won't be hiding in a culvert anytime soon...!

molly said...

OMG, that thing is monstrous!

riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Lots of rattlesnake steak!

Thanks Jim!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Molly

It's a BIG one for sure. I think that may be "Gator Tex" standing in the background. LOL

Thank you Molly!

RW

Bitmap said...

It isn't recent, although I guess it could have been in Texas. Florida denies it belonged to them.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/culvert.asp

I love chick in the skirt with boots. No high heels for her!!

Here is the link to the snake pic:
http://www.blm.gov/ca/news/newsbytes/temp_issues/66_extra_rattlers.html

Everything is bigger on the internet.

riverwalker said...

To: Bitmap

"Everything is bigger on the internet." Tis true.

RW

Anonymous said...

thats insane but i seen bigger


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