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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny2184
    I found a news article on the largest snake ever...
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3845750

    Don't know if it has been broken but this looks like the record here???
    It was 49Feet and 983lbs reticulated python


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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Heres an article from Reuters that confirms the "41 foot snake" was really only 21'. The largest discovered snake was also a reticulated, which was 33' long.

    KENDAL, Indonesia (Reuters) - It's still a big snake, just not a record-breaker.

    When a recreation park in Indonesia put a huge reticulated python on show last week, keepers insisted to reporters it was 49 feet long. That made it the longest ever caught.

    But amid growing skepticism of the claim, a photographer working for Reuters returned to the Curugsewu park in the small central Java town of Kendal Wednesday with a measuring tape. The snake's true length -- around 21 feet

    "I have no idea why the snake has shrunk," said one keeper when asked about the discrepancy, as the snake lounged on a tree branch inside its cage.

    According to the Guinness World Records, the longest discovered snake was also a reticulated python from Indonesia. It was 33 feet long when found in Sulawesi island in 1912.

    In 2002, Samantha, a 25-foot snake which was dubbed the largest in captivity, died in the Bronx Zoo in New York. Samantha came from Indonesia's side of Borneo island.

    Record-breaking or not, word of the huge snake in Kendal has spread, tripling the number of visitors to the state-run park, normally known just for its scenery and waterfalls.
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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    that story is a lie...when the snake was measured to be only 21', they claimed it was not the real one and that they had a 49' retic but wouldnt show it to the public because it was some religious thing to them. in other words, their shot at publicity for their community went sour so they tried to salvage their rep by lieing horribly and saying it wasnt the real one.

    largest snake i am aware of is the 32' retic found in 1912.



    i am told that is a pic of the 32' retic, but not sure.

    up until last year baby was the largest living snake at 27' and 400+lbs, until she died of "heart failure" and was cut up and tossed into a field by her spectacular and wonderful owners, from serpent safari, in gurnee illinois.



    as of right now, the largest living snake to my knowledge would be fluffy, bob clarks retic which is 22 or 23'
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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    edit: i was beat to it



    click the link in my sig, i think thats the story in indonesia but from the vid it looks to be a bit bigger than 21 ft
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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny2184
    I even looked on the Guinness book of World records website and they had nothing to do with snakes, except rattle snakes...
    You got me wondering now!

    But what do you mean by biggest??? Longest or heaviest???
    Anacondas are the heaviest I believe and retics the longest!
    well a little bit of both i guess cuz i heard the largest found was a burm at over 35 ft. i argued with my bio professor and he told me to look it up. thats why i started searching.

    these are all captive snakes. theres got to be larger than 23 ft in the wild you would think. considering i know of snakes in my area pushing 20 ft.

    this is all really good info tho! thanks everyone
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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Technically 'heaviest' would be the biggest since it has the most mass. Longest would be a completely different record.

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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    heaviest will prob be close to the longest anyway. Plus some really long skinny snake wouldnt look very bad a$$
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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Well, Baby was 27'.. some retics top 30'.

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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    Quote Originally Posted by rex322
    as of right now, the largest living snake to my knowledge would be fluffy, bob clarks retic which is 22 or 23'

    several of bob's, including fluffy, are larger than 23'... if I'm remembering correctly, I believe they are more like 26', maybe a little longer, and over 300 lbs... a little too fat though if you ask me...

    here's a pic of yet another of bob's large ones (not fluffy), and obviously this is not my pic, but I don't have a link to it or anything, just have the picture saved... this is what I was saying looked to be a little too chubby...

    www.monsterpets.net

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    Re: looking for the biggest snake found on record

    she is a beast! that would be awesome to be able to house a snake that size. someday i will
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