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What is the biggest snake in the world?

Snakes are amazing creatures and they can be very frightening, when grow up so big. Learn about the largest snake ever.

The biggest snake in the world is considered to be Green Anaconda, because it may reach over 9 meters in length and 200 kilos in weight. It abides in South America.

What is the biggest snake in the world?

Now, you can find tons of photos or videos on the Internet with unbelievably huge snakes, the ones able to swallow humans in just few minutes. Most of these materials are a fake. Today’s technologies allow people to chunk out the fraud easily. Still there are some incidents of meeting huge snakes. You surely would not want to meet one of these hungry creatures face to face. In fact, people in Nigeria do have such a chance, as one of the 5 largest snake species on earth live in Western Africa.

The largest discovered snake in the world:

 the biggest snake in the worldOne of the world's biggest snake was discovered in Indonesia. It is a python 49 feet long and 449 kilograms in weight. It is said the snake lived in captivity in some local tribe and was honored as their tribe leader and chief.  

Let’s take a look at the top 5 list of the largest snakes.

  1. Green Anaconda
    Green AnacondaLargest” may mean heaviest or longest (or both together).  Anaconda may not be the longest snake in the world, but it is the weightiest one. There have been several records in the book of Guinness in that category.

    They get constantly updated, as people collect more data and make new discoveries. In average Anacondas can reach up to 7 meters in length and their weight may reach up to 100 kilos.

    The longest known life span of anaconda in zoo was 28 years. In the nature they live up to 6 years in average. The truth is that these snakes reside in Amazonia region and in tropical forests. Scientists have hard time tracing down their life span, sizes, activities and number. So, it is no wonder we constantly get new updates on the longest and largest snakes in the world found by people.
     
  2. Reticulated python
    Reticulated pythonIn length this type of python can surpass the anacondas and reach over 10 meters. However, they weigh less (up to 150 kilos). This species resides in Southern Asia. There are at least two known incidents of people being attacked and consumed by these huge snakes.
     
  3. Burmese python
    Burmese pythonThese may grow to be over 130 kilos and 7 meters long. They live in the forests and may come up on the trees. They are found in Asia, in such countries as India, China, Nepal, etc. There are no known cases of them attacking humans, they these reptiles are generally afraid of tall standing mammals.
     
  4. African rock python
    African rock pythonThis is the biggest snake in Africa. The longest found python reached almost 10 meters. They reside in south and west regions of the continent, so you can find them in Nigeria. There are many known cases of African pythons strangling or even swallowing people. Mostly those swallowed were kids under 16 years of age.
     
  5. Indian python
    Indian pythonThis snake resides in Asia. The longest found one was over 6 meters in length and it can weigh up to 100 kilograms. This is one of the most timid types of pythons with no incidents of them attacking people.

As you may see, these huge innoxious snakes abide in Asia, South America and Africa. People do not know all there is to know about them, as they live in hard to get regions. Not so many scientists have been able to watch those snakes and their behavior in natural conditions. That is all the more to look for in the future.

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Nonetheless, Nigerians should be aware of the possibility of meeting and dealing with one of the larger python species – the African rock python and they should know what is the biggest snake in the world. This way the danger of running into one of them and handling them properly could be averted. 

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I see that the article attracted a lot of nature lovers. But, frankly, no wonder, because the article is very informative. You can even check out the kiddies. Until that time, she knew, and believed that the anaconda is the largest of all, and that it has no equal. In part, I was right, because this snake occupies the first position. But the reticulated python, not far away from the previous snakes. In general, it's scary to meet on their way some of these snakes. Reading this information is understood and realized that I was a very happy person because he did not live in places where there are anacondas. In our area can be found except that the snake or viper. But no more.

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Answered 10 months ago.

The snake is very unusual in this world and sometimes they surprise us more than it is possible, however, in my opinion, the snake is always dangerous creature to humans. Looking at these photos of a huge Anaconda that creates a lot of excitement, but I wouldn't tempt fate and hold in their hands a huge Anaconda. Snakes, of course, beautiful, unusual, very interesting to learn, and I don't think that to keep such a monster in a normal home safely. The zoo is still the best place for keeping snakes if the goal is to acquaint the tourists. Snakes help us in medicine, in other areas of life.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I very much am afraid of snakes! When has seen prompt on video, I very much was frightened. When I see snakes, I start to escape and to not cry and shout almost. At my friends of the family there lives the house snake, it small. But, I very much am afraid of it, especially when it lets out the small language. Interestingly, it can sting? In general, it is pleasant to me only footwear from a snake leather)) I never can become the vegetarian with my attitude to animals. Xo-xo-xo!)))

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Answered 1 year ago.

I believe that the biggest snake in the world is the anaconda. It impresses with its size and strength. Anaconda - a ruthless killing machine. Anaconda never attacks the victim a reason. It attacks only in two cases: when hungry or when something threatens her life. Sacrifice, which fall in its deadly embrace, no chance for salvation. Snake can easily swallow a human because I am very sorry for those people who live in places where this predator is found. I never in my life nebachyv this snake live, but many times seen on TV and I can say with confidence that this is the worst I had ever seen.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Normally, people like or fear snakes. Who adores them, and is not afraid pick up, somebody keep snakes as beloved pet. And someone feels an irresistible panic when they form. I really like snakes, is smart and wonderful animals. While most people are fear of them, I treat them pozitively. Of course, pythons and boas are dangerous, like any other wild animals, so they should be wary.

These large snakes are very beautiful, I would like see them in life, not in photography. I saw python at zoo, but it was not so great.

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Answered 1 year ago.

the biggest snake in the world is today the mesh python living mainly in Asia: Bangladesh, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, on Philippines and the Nicobar Islands. The largest individuals of this look reach ten meters, even more; averages - four-eight meters. Such name is an animal received for the beautiful coloring representing a difficult mesh pattern in a look diamond-shaped of light spots and triangular, dark stains connected among themselves. The first settle down in the middle of a back, and the second - on each side. The head at a mesh python light, and scales has strong iridescent outflow.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I feel sorry for these snakes, despite of their dreadfulness they are actually very nice and they are living creatures who deserve to exist the same as human. But our people are killing these snakes out of fear or glory that they will be the greatest people after killing such powerful creature. It is wrong, these creatures should exist and live their normal life. Anacondas are truly remarkable snakes, i have never over the snake that huge. I wonder what it would be like to see a snakelike that in person

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Answered 1 year ago.

Those giant creatures are awesome despite of the fact that they're cruel dangerous predators, they're still fascinate me. Snakes are quite exotic and pretty interesting by its nature. Though python isn't bigger than anaconda. I would've definitely freaked out to face one of those reptiles in my yard, those are unwanted neighbors to my safety hahah. It's machine of killing, once they wrap around their poor prey there is zero percent of luck to get out from their deadly hugs of death. It naturally hated by many sensitive woman but i'd suggest to re view their reaction towards snakes and begin sympathize them.

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Answered 1 year ago.

The biggest nowadays snake scientists consider anaconda. With no doubt, - it's a 12 meters long creature and about 150-250 kg weight. Guess who will survive through a fight between anaconda and a man?! But the biggest ever snake was Titanoboa with its weight in 1 tone and 13 meters from the head till the tip of the tail. Are you afraid? - no need, it extinct million years back, Columbia. Turning back to anaconda, it inhabits Southern America, the tropical parts and doesn't have plenty natural enemies. It's a predator one should to be afraid of.

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Answered 1 year ago.
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