Friday, May 7, 2010

Contest: Guess the length of the snake and win a bronze turtle!


I said this week's post would be more fun!

I ran into Marcel, a photographer friend out running with his dogs around our local trail the other day.
Well I suppose to be more accurate he ran into me, since I was walking!
He'd recently been round our place to photograph my tree frog (the real one) to use as part of one of his always interesting compositions....



Cutle little critter, eh?

Well, after Marcel ran off in his direction and I walked off in mine, I found this rather handsome beast!
Marcel must have run right past it!



A fine looking specimen of a bull snake, I'm sure you'll agree!

And whoever can guess closest to how long the snake is will win a tiny bronze turtle.
The bigger one, since I'm all out of the smallest one right now!



Not a very spectacular prize, but then again, not a very involved contest! Just take a wild guess and either leave it as a comment on this post or email it to me.

Closing date is my next blog post when I'll announce the winner, whenever that is (most likely the weekend of May 15/16), so if this is still the most recent post, have a go!

I'm adding this after only a day since I've had such a great response already: at this rate it's entirely possible by the close of this contest multiple people could guess it right, in which case I'll assign them numbers and roll a dice to determine the winner.

Only one guess per person though, so don't email every size by the inch between 1 and 100 feet!

I'll take these snake pics with me back to the spot and lay out a string to match its position, then measure it.

Good luck!


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Update on ....of...... Galleries, last I heard is that he's not responding to phone calls and emails from the collection folks who are trying to recover my share of his selling some bronzes of mine. (Edit-issue resolved after 1 yr thanks to Goldman, Evans and Trammell)

36 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

How exciting! I'll have a pop at a round 6 feet. LOVE the frog, my nickname has been 'Froggy' since childhood so I feel a connection! :)

Great sculptures - and I've been following the progress of your mice as they pop up on artists' canvases. It's a wonderful idea!

Deborah Paris said...

five feet, two inches

Catherine said...

Okay I am thinking real hard.
Am thinking about 66 inches so
5 feet, 5 inches
my fingers are crossed and he would match my mouse rather nicely :D

Patrice said...

Love your work and what a lovely amphibian and reptile. My guess on the snake, is 73 inches.

beckielboo said...

Oh, I'm sure I have the answer!

Seven Feet, Five inches

or 89 inches!

Just thinking how nice that turtle will look at my house! Ha! Ha!

Jonathan said...

7'

:)

Dana said...

I'm going to go with 6'4". I have the mini bumper to bumper and the itty bitty turtle...the other guy would round out my collection. :)

I still have quite a few mice on my list though.

Summer said...

6 feet 5 inches

Lisa Greenstein said...

I'll take a guess at 44".

blue coyote said...

I'm gonna that big boy's 6' 2".

Kathryn said...

Good Morning...what a beautiful snake. A wild guess on my part is 7'2" or 86." We love our two frogs and being small can move them around the house which is fun. The turtles are great! The best things come in small packages.
Kathy Seiler

Kate said...

I'd say the prize was very exciting! My guess for the snake = 35 inches.

Darby said...

8 ft or 96 inches

Gayle said...

I'll have to say about 62 & 1/2 inches. That would be five feet, two and a half inches? Love the turtles...and mice..gwc

Jared said...

I'd say 59 inches

Charlotte McDavid said...

I have read that these are very large snakes. But I am going to guess this one is 48.5 inches.
Love your animals and like the others would love to own one.

Sara J Ingle said...

I'm going to say 6 ft 3 inches.

Rosanna Currie said...

I think he's pretty long, about 92 inches

Rosanna Currie said...

I think he is pretty long, maybe 92 inches. Rosanna Currie

NAdducci said...

I'd say somewhere in the vicinity of 7 - 9 feet. Soooooooo, I'll guess 8' 5"

Joseph Shortsle said...

That guy looks huge! I'm going to go out on a limb and say 9'3". I hope we're not playing price is right rules.

Steve sculpts critters said...

What do you mean by 'price is right' rules?

Alesha Rose said...

I think looks can be deceiving, I'm going with 4'5"

Sheila Lucas said...

I'll say 101 inches or 8'9"

Sheila Lucas said...

Opps, I meant:

101 inches or 8'5"

Sorry about my goof

Sheila Lucas said...

Saw someone already has 101 inches so change mine to 102"

Final answer: 102"

Ron Whitmore said...

I would guess that bullsnake to be about 50" and crossing your path to tell you that snakes like to be cast in bronze as well!

Chris Beck said...

90 inches long -- arrived at by very scientific methods!! ;-D

Anonymous said...

the one guess by catherine says 66inches--so 5 ft 5inches--wrong 66inches is 5'6"--she should be more specific

swans from TO said...

I guess that guy is 5'10" or 70"-I wouldn't want to step on him

Dana said...

I think Joe meant, you can't go over. In the price is right it is the closest guess without going over.

laurenfinley said...

I think 6'-5". How did you measure it? (I assume it is alive)

Steve sculpts critters said...

All will be revealed in this weekend's post (and yes, it is alive!)

K. Henderson Art said...

Five feet 9 inches

Donna said...

I already have a little turtle that really needs a big brother. Our guess is 67 1/2 inches.

Anonymous said...

I think the snake is close to seven and one half feet long
Tamsen Meyer