Saturday, April 30, 2011

The biggest and the largest snake of the world

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian villagers claim to have captured a python that is almost 49 feet long and weighs about 990 pounds, a native official said.If confirmed, this is an important snake never stored in captivity.Hundreds of people flocked to see the snake at a primitive zoo in the village Curugsewu country's main island of Java.Local government official Rachmat said the reticulated python measured 54 feet 8 inches and weighed in at 983 pounds.The Guinness Book of World Records lists the world's longest ever captured snake to 32 feet. The heaviest - a Burmese python held in Gurnee, Illinois - weighs 402 pounds, the book said on its website.The Indonesian newspaper Republika said the snake, which has caught this year, but only recently put on public display, eats some dogs a month.Reticulated pythons are the longest snakes in the world. I can eat animals the size of sheep, but they were popular with attack and consume humans.The species is native to the swamps and jungles of Southeast Asia.

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