This viral picture of a giant snake is FAKE; here's the fact check

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A picture is making rounds on social media which shows a crowd standing on both sides of a road with a giant snake emerging from the hillside.

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When NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture we found it to be FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across several news articles according to which a Chinese man was detained for sharing the above picture as it was FAKE.

One of the articles read: 
A 50-year-old man from Chongqing has been detained for posting an edited image of a “giant dragon” which he claimed was responsible for a deadly earthquake that hit Sichuan province on June 17.
The man, surnamed Zhang, posted the photo of the huge “dragon” lying on a rural hillside along with the caption:
“A 120-meter giant dragon with a diameter of 1.5 meters jumped out of the water at 2 pm this afternoon, attracting thousands of people. Chengdu Municipal Committee is highly concerned about this… Experts have been sent to the area and it is said that the dragon is related to the earthquake.”
Hence, the above information proves that the above article is FAKE.

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