Largest snake in captivity – meet Medusa

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 in Size

 

Medusa  is a huge reticulated python that has recently been recognised as the largest snake living in captivity by the Guinness Book of Records.

 

How big is Medusa?

This huge python is 25 feet long, weighs more than 300Ibs and takes 15 people to hold her.  The previous record holder was Fluffy, a 24 feet long reticulated python who died in October 2011 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

 

What does she eat?

Medusa eats a 40lb animal about once a week but could easily eat something weighing double or perhaps even triple that.

 

Is she dangerous?

Medusa’s trainer recognises that in the wild, the snake he fondly owns as a pet is a potential man eater. But Larry thinks fear is simply a lack of understanding and insists Medusa is far less dangerous than going for a drive in a car. Then again, when you go for a drive in your car, you never have to worry that your pet might crush you to death because its feeling peckish…

 

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