I saw this pic some time, maybe a year or two back. I don't believe it was from Illinois, but it sure is a big snake. Buckfever made a good point. They are finding lots of exotics in FL and the southern US. Massive pythons and even cobras are finding their way into our environment. Look at those darn snakehead fish that have flourished in the Potomac. Russian Boars are breeding with ferrel pigs and here in the east we have a problem with a new hardier breed of coyote. I think I'm gonna need more bullets!