E-mail this

  • Home

  • Search
  • Send Comments
  • What's New
  • Hottest 25
      Legends

  • Odd News
  • Glossary
  • FAQ

  • Autos
  • Business
  • Cokelore
  • College
  • Computers

  • Crime
  • Critter Country
  • Disney
  • Embarrassments
  • Food

  • Glurge Gallery
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Horrors
  • Humor

  • Inboxer Rebellion
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Lost Legends
  • Love

  • Luck
  • Media Matters
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Movies

  • Music
  • Old Wives' Tales
  • Photo Gallery
  • Politics
  • Pregnancy

  • Quotes
  • Racial Rumors
  • Radio & TV
  • Religion
  • Risqué Business

  • Science
  • September 11
  • Sports
  • Titanic
  • Toxin du jour

  • Travel
  • Weddings

  • Message Archive
 
Home --> Hurricane Katrina --> Photo Gallery --> Snake Defense

Snake Defense

Claim:   Photographs show a snake found in the receding flood waters of New Orleans.

Status:   Real photos; inaccurate description.

Examples:   [Collected on the Internet, 2005]

My buddy sent me these pics saying the snake was found when the water receded in the Gulf area after Katrina....just wanted to know if you've seen them and if you know whether or not it's from Katrina or not.
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge

Origins:   It seems there are no old photos of weather phenomena or reptiles (particularly snakes), from any part of the world, that someone won't dust off and recirculate with text proclaiming them to be somehow connected to Hurricane Katrina.

This latest entry shows a series of photographs of a snake caught in an electrified fence and claims them to be pictures taken in the receding flood waters of New Orleans. As we noted in an earlier article on these images, they actually show a python caught trying to escape from a fenced compound on the Silent Valley Ranch in South Africa after devouring an impala.

Last updated:   22 September 2005

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.