Friday, May 13, 2016

Largest snake

Common consensus is that the Green Anaconda is the biggest existing snake. In therms of length some species of python are even longer, but they are not nearly as heavy as the anacondas. In short, largest one recorded was 6.27 m (20.6 ft)  and around 100kg. But is believed that in wild they can reach nearly double weight and 8m length.

And from Wikipedia: "The largest size verified for E. murinus in captivity was for a specimen kept in Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, which grew to a length of 6.27 m (20.6 ft) by the time she died on July 20, 1960. When this specimen was 5.94 m (19.5 ft) long, she weighed 91 kg (201 lb)"
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Photo of huge anaconda believed to be authentic (see reddit for the discussion)
Swiss diver Franco Banfi's picture taken in Mato Grosso. And cool story about the picture.

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