wait...something is fishy here. If you do a google image search for "big rattlesnake" this thing comes up as some of the top few hits. If you click through to see the pages that they are on people are saying that this snake was found in Texas, North Carolina and Utah. I'm pretty sure it couldn't have come from all of these places so which one is true?
I'd wondered how long people would realize that this was all just a subtle way of scaring off all the folks who come from other states during the primo season in Lander. This is pretty similar to the people who say that Indian Creek is choss, and the Red is just boring jug hauls. The point is to keep the gullible hordes away. So take the hint, don't just swarm Sinks when the weather's good where you are.
that photo is going to give me nightmares. it probably wasn't 96 pounds, judging by the way the guy is holding it (ie cantilevered quite a ways out from his body). still a monster though, and obviously well traveled!
We see 'em that size all over in the Stronghold; but ours have lasers on their frickin heads. When they have big lumps in the middle of them, you can usually make out belay devices and cams. It's just a big choss pile out there anyway.