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    No idea how you guys can keep these gimormous snakes?

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    It's all on how you feed them. My 18 month old male is a healthy 7 ft 13 pounds, and I picked up an 11 year old female yesterday sitting at around 16ft and a little over 120lb. I know someone local who does shows with an 18' Male. I'd guess him to be around 130lb.
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    Re: Adult Male Burm Size?

    I think you boys need to find yourselves a different probe kit or a reliable tape measure lol. I just don't see males pushing those sizes, 18ft is a female in my book. They bottom out at some point and just put on girth. No way past 15 with hemipenes.
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    Re: Adult Male Burm Size?

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    No idea how you guys can keep these gimormous snakes?
    Giant testicles help.....

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    Re: Adult Male Burm Size?

    I'm glad that you identify a snake's sex by size. An 18ft male producing clutches with females is in fact a MALE.
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    Seems like a lot of size issues going on here. Do you all drive Corvettes?

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    Re: Adult Male Burm Size?

    Burms are sexually dimorphic (heavily actually), so size can certainly be used as a initial factor for determining sex in adults before probing. An 18' male would be the largest on record that Im aware of, and Im not sure how you'd determine the actual length without anesthesia as measuring sheds (if youre lucky to get a full one from a large constrictor) is not even close to being accurate ....they stretch. What Im trying to say is that a Burm in that size range is a female if it is in fact 18 ft or 20 ft. Im not doubting the fact you have a large male.....Im just doubting that they're 20ft, 250lbs and 18ft. Don't take it as an attack, just giving my $0.02. Cheers.
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    No way past 15 with hemipenes.
    15 feet is the upper end of average for a male mainland Burm - NOT the absolute maximum size. Please do more research - and do not just trust one source for your information.

    Still a 18 foot male Burm - is basically like a 7+ foot man - in that both are considered exceptionally large individuals for their species. But still very much possible.

    It is often reported that as a species Burmese pythons don't exceed 19 to 20 feet in length. Those are based on the known "confirmed" reports of the largest known specimens kept in captivity (usually Zoos). However there are some "unconfirmed" reports of Burms which are about 23+ feet in length, and weighing more than 400 lbs.

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