Snake vs. Electric Fence - Analysis
Comments: Of the seven different captions that have accompanied the preceding images on their email rounds since July 2005, only one correctly identifies their place of origin: a game farm in South Africa. Specifically, the snapshots were taken at the Silent Valley Game Ranch in the Limpopo Province.
As stated on the ranch's Web site, the snake is four-meter-long rock python which, shortly before its death, had swallowed a full-grown female impala, making its body too fat to squeeze under the electric fence without touching it.
Sources and further reading:
Rock Python South Africa
Silent Valley Ranch, South Africa
Last updated: 12/02/05