That's a whopper!
Refreshing to see a pic of a big snake - NOT hanging off of a long pole directed at the camera in an attempt to make it look like a world record.
It's certainly a big Western D/B, I've caught many hundreds in my life time, both in Central and South Texas.
An honest Six foot snake is a rarity.
In the photo above we don't really have anything of 'known' scale to judge the snakes length. Clearly... it is a large snake and since the subject of the story/post is about that, I am satisfied.
For those wanting to know the true length of the specimen, we can estimate it based on the 'normal' width of the male hand (approx. 3.3" or about 4" clenched). The mans hand is the only thing in the same focal plane as the snake (an important point, knowledgeable photographers will tell you).
Including the head of the snake and allowing for the droop of the tail, I would estimate its length at about 72".
That would not be a surprising length for an Eastern Diamond Back, but that's a big 'Western' in anyone's book.
The largest we have ever caught was a 'measured' 6'-3" on a ranch in Encinal, Texas. That snake had a 13" girth!