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Arizona Man Kills Record Western Diamondback

This e-mail claims to show an Arizona man who killed  a "Record Western Diamondback" rattlesnake.

Real? False


Subject: Rattlesnake in Globe, AZ

Arizona Man Kills Record Western Diamondback
By Euben Hadd
The Arizona Gazzette

GLOBE - Lowell "Butch" Burns, of Globe, Arizona killed a monster rattlesnake October 26, 2008 during an overnight campout up on Gobbler's Knob near the Sabino Basin. Burn's was walking near his camp when he stepped close and the snake buzzed a warning. He said "At first I wasn't sure I wanted to do battle with so formidable a critter but I sure didn't want him to be roaming around my campsite." Burns notified the authorities to report the incident and the snake was measured at a world record 8ft. 10 in. The snake was packed in ice, then given, by request. to the Arizona State University Herpetology Department for study and preservation. For further information, see


The first thing that stands out is the authors name "Euben Hadd", or You've Been Had.

The second thing you may notice is this is the EXACT same rattlesnake from the last record rattlesnake e-mail that was floating around.

The link to ASUCentral doesn't work



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