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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Giant Anaconda - Or Not

"World's biggest snake Anaconda found in Africa's Amazon river. It has killed 257 human beings and 2325 animals. It is 134 feet long and 2067 kgs. Africa's Royal British commandos took 37 days to get it killed."

That is the paragraph that describes the photo below.
There's a "134 foot" python that looks alive…
so everybody just stand and stare at it.

This photo of a giant anaconda is a total hoax. And you can immediately figure out that it is even if you thought the picture was real by reading the paragraph describing it. The reasons:

  1. It is obviously a photoshopped image.
  2. Last time I checked, the Amazon River was in South America!
  3. The writer is very specific on how many humans and animals it has killed. How would they know it killed 257 humans and 2325 animals???
  4. It took 37 days to kill a snake, and while there was a huge snake running (or should I say slithering?) around and tons of people trying to kill it, why did no one hear anything about it?
  5. Karl Shuker says on his article on the hoax that it is more than four times as big as any snake known today. It is even three times bigger than the biggest snake that ever lived, Titonoboa. 
  6. "Africa's Royal British commandos" does not exist.
  7. How could it take 37 days  to kill one snake? 

There are lots of reports from around the world of giant snakes. I believe many of them are true. But this one is, well, not. And thanks to it credibility to other huge snake reports will go down in most peoples minds. 

How will we ever get people to pay some attention to cryptids/cryptozoology if all they see are badly photoshopped images? There have been plenty in 2015. I'll leave links to some I've posted about below.

I feel this comment on Cryptozoology News a few months ago by commenter Matt Z. on a post about an alien photo goes with this photo as well:

"…But holy crap this is so photoshopped it hurts."
That is one of the greatest things I have ever heard. Now I'm even using it as a quote on my blog! Good job Matt Z!

SOME OF THIS YEAR'S HOAXES….


I hope you all enjoy my ranting on all those hoaxes. : )

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