Giant 'Snake' Spotted in Jungle River

Is it a giant mystery river snake — or just a Photoshop job?

London's Daily Telegraph greeted readers Friday morning with photos of what appeared to be a gigantic serpent wending its way down a tropical river, said to be somewhere on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, "sparking great concern among local communities."

But the rival Guardian refrained from jumping on the story — and instead declared it to be a fake that looked as if it had been "drawn by a pre-school child with their first green felt tip."

The Telegraph said only that the snake had been seen in the Baleh River, which is in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It didn't mention who took the photo, or where and when it was taken.

We'll let you decide.

• Click here to read the Telegraph's story.

• Click here to read the Guardian's debunking.

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