Yes, you can click on the picture and make it larger -- but before you do, consider that I may have made it the smallest size possible for a reason.
And yes, it's real. It was killed at Hillsdale Lake just south of Kansas City -- which may alarm some new homeowners therein.
UPDATE: Thanks to astute reader Prairie Biker, we may now state that the location and exact weight of the snake is questionable. Apparently this appeared in one spot and has been making the rounds on the Internets of late, with the location changing over time.
Now that that's clarified, if you'll excuse me, I have to finish responding to that nice wealthy widow in Nigeria.......