According to what I read on another site, the 49 foot reticulated python that was supposed to be a new record is in fact only 21 feet in length. Darn! A 50 foot snake? That would have made whatever zoo it went to very popular.
I guess some things are universal in the animal kingdom. Here he is, going around bragging about being 49 feet long, and it turns out he's only 21. No doubt a lady snake was disappointed and went to the press.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.