This massive snake was found in Memphis, post flooding and people are freaking out. Well, it is huge. It is also enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross. Thanks Thesaurus.com.
The large snake in the tree on the left in the FB post above, is actually a non dangerous rat snake. In fact, self-proclaimed experts said it's a good snake:
For anyone who is still confused, I'm happy to announce this a NATIVE Pantherophis spiloides/Midland Ratsnake! Not a python. Not a released pet. Not a boa. Not a viperrattlecopperboa.😊 -Yono Britto on FB
Another FB user said she'd take it back to her pond because it actually kills venomous snakes. Feel better?
Well, you shouldn't feel better. Because this other snake is a copperhead. Which is DANGEROUS. Memphis Zoo staff said the snakes were driven out of the ground because the ground was saturated with all the rain water we got recently.
Here's another unsettling fact. Both snakes are native to Tennessee. So.... there's that.
Did you know alligators are NOT native to Tennessee?
But they are here. And the TWRA says we need to get used to them, because they're not leaving.
Read the story and check out the video here.