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    'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    "A dad who bought an eight inch snake has seen it grow into the 'world's biggest' Burmese python"

    Wow from 8" to 18' That's a lot of Growing!!

    Anybody here have anything this size?? That's a LOT of Snake!

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    'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    I havenít read the Ďstoryí yet but Iím not sure I believe it was 8Ē though - arenít they normally about 18 ď to 20Ē at birth ??


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    Re: 'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    That's a big, beautiful granite burm

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    Re: 'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    I havenít read the Ďstoryí yet but Iím not sure I believe it was 8Ē though - arenít they normally about 18 ď to 20Ē at birth ??


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    I think you're correct. And if he's waiting until she stops growing before getting an "official" measurement, well snakes never stop growing until they die, so don't hold
    your breath? I really wouldn't call this a safe situation with this pet...it appears he thinks it's fine to work with her by himself...I hope I'm wrong.
    Many friends in low places...

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    I was always told that for every 4 feet after 8 feet, you need an additional person. Even with his partner, it would not be enough people around in case of an emergency, right? I mean realistically that rule is hard to follow... I'm not even sure how effective it is, but definitely better than being alone with a big snake like that should accidents happen, which are uncommon but big things are going to move in big ways. Forgive my ignorance, is there a way to save yourself without assistance?

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    Re: 'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesenugget View Post
    I was always told that for every 4 feet after 8 feet, you need an additional person. Even with his partner, it would not be enough people around in case of an emergency, right? I mean realistically that rule is hard to follow... I'm not even sure how effective it is, but definitely better than being alone with a big snake like that should accidents happen, which are uncommon but big things are going to move in big ways. Forgive my ignorance, is there a way to save yourself without assistance?
    Nope, a snake that size can EASILY restrain & kill a human, even a big strong guy (like this guy) is NOT safe.

    I don't know of any exact rule for safety, since everyone has different size, strength, experience & issues, but if this guy works this snake alone, he's just an accident waiting to make a headline...& not a good headline for the snake-keeping community.

    Many say to keep alcohol or vinegar on hand to make the snake release a bite, but that only helps if you can get a hand & arm free... And a person could be very dead before a group of people could get this snake off. Not saying that any snakes "want" to kill people...nothing further from the truth...but misperceptions do happen, & snakes may either be defensive or worse, food-aggressive. Can happen pretty fast.
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    Re: 'World's Biggest' Burmese Python Lives In A Three Bed Semi (Apt?)

    I saw this article on Facebook. Itís a beautiful animal but it isnít the biggest by any stretch and it isnít even close to 18 feet either. Also it was never 8 inches except for when it was in the egg at some point. I love to see positive articles but I canít stand when they donít know what theyíre talking about or give false info. Thereís no reason for that if they are going to do a story get the facts strait.
    Fantasia here in New York was 19.6 measured limp.
    There was also one 21.7í in the UK.


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    1.0 Albino Ball (Sully)

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