So do you ever see those pics where people kill a snake and claim it’s a 9 foot rattler, and post a pic like the first one? Well that my friends, is called forced perspective. Here is an example of it. Look at the size difference! So that ‘9 foot rattler’ is likely a 3 foot baby. Look how huge Dante looks in the first pic, she is on the end of my snake hook. She looks longer than I am tall! Now to the second pic, still on my hook, she looks massive. Now the third, which is her real size. 4 ft long at the absolute most, small noodle corn snake.
(She is also about to go into shed, didn’t notice till after the pics were taken)