Friday, April 04, 2008

South American Speedbump?

My uncle just sent me this pic from a colleague who was down in South America. Them anacondas sure do grow big down there... =:0


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

For a moment I thought this was the new Atwood Anaconda Tool. I don't think I want to try and open a beer with his tail.

B. Gibson

Anonymous said...

Holy F@!## American!! Just think about hitting that on a bike:) BTW the Tooth came today, really nice, love the new finish, you have a winner thats for sure!!! Ed

brett s said...

I would love to see one of these guys in the wild. I've seen them in zoos and sadly in a pet store (no sane person would want one as a pet, IMO), but in the wild is the only place one can truly appreciate their size and power. Not that I would want to risk being on the receiving end of said power! I am waiting anxiously for my sharktooth to arrive.

souptree said...

Wow and I thought seeing a 3 foot rattlesnake was impressive!

Mental note: if go South America, bring tent!

Great pic, homie. :-D

Wildwoodfolks said...

Wow,

thats the kind of speed bump that when you go over it will make your luggage fall off the roof rack & you wont want to go back for it : )

Thanks for sharing with us.

~George

Joe said...

If that monster approaches me, I'll have to get my SharkTooth out and fight it.

BTW, I received the SharkTooth this morning. THE COOLEST KNIFE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!

Tim said...

Peter- Impressive! But souptree, a tent? Maybe if it is an expedition tent. I can see that monster wrapping up a tent with occupant! But just think, he's probably got big brothers and sisters out there!

My sharktooth is on the way to the mailbox. Can't wait!! (BTW- I think a 3 foot rattler is pretty impressive/scary too- if you are a few feet away from it even more so!!)

DB said...

OMG!

Heh, bet that's some good eatin's....

souptree said...

We passed the rattler on a trail about 5 feet wide. It was curled up and happy in the sun right in the middle of the trail. We thought about throwing rocks at it from a distance to try to drive it off the trail, but we were afraid it might head in our direction if we did. The snake looked content in the sun, so we just kind of skirted it to the side. I guess that would be about 2-3 feet. It never moved, but was gone when we came back down the trail. This was in a park in the city of LA. I have actually had several rattlesnake sightings, but that was the closest.

I once knew someone who kept very large snakes as pets. They like to hang out around your neck! The nice thing about big snakes as pets is you can make sure they are WELL FED!!

tim, you make a good point though. Maybe a tent and a .45!

Alan said...

thats impressive. Guess they dont have many predators so growing that big possible. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Peter-

Just an FYI, I couldn't access the site this morning (Tuesday ~ 8:45 a.m. EST).

Just wanted to give you a heads up in case this is indicative of more hardware issues.

Good luck and looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

Tim said...

Peter- I've also been watching the site fairly regularly. Once or twice it has been a little slower than "optimal" but it has not timed out at all for me in about 2 weeks (well, since you last spoke of the problem- I'm doing taxes so I don't trust my memory on *when* that was). :) Slow could just as easily be due to traffic on our end as problems on yours (especially if you are on a cable link and your *neighboorhood* has a bunch of gamers! :) (misspelling intentional!)

p said...

My grandfather tells a story of driving along in a jeep in the Philippines during WWII and having coming across this site (though a python in this case). They ran it over. Stopped. Backed over it. Stopped. Drove over it. And repeated another couple of times.

Smart man, my grandfather.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this very same photo featured recently on eatliver:
http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=3006
(warning: if you navigate away from that page, some content may be NSFW).