In a post on the KHOU 11 News Facebook page, a local Houston man can be seen holding up what’s got to be one of the biggest honking snakes you’ve ever seen in your life.

Sure, it could just be an issue of perspective. You can see there’s a long stick there, holding it towards the lens, but even still, it’s a whopper of a thing. It seems that everything is bigger in Texas, and that you would indeed do well not to mess with it.

Just be glad that all Texan rattlesnakes aren’t about twice as long as you are.