Originally Posted by OTRtech
That hose has been replaced.
A It is darker than the intake tube.
B There is an adjustable clamp where it connects to the radiator instead of a spring clamp.
C From this angle it looks as though the thermostat end is higher than the radiator end.
It may not be the correct hose but close enough , hence the tie back.
Nice observations! That being said, I would recommend cutting a little bit of hose off the Thermostat end. That will drop that end and provide better clearance.