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Which is the longest snake in the world? This 32 ft 9.5 inches long snake is not anaconda

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NEW YORK: Which is the heaviest snake in the world? Undoubtedly, that record is held by the green anaconda, which can grow up to 30 feet long and weigh up to 250 kilograms. They are found in South America and the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Their most famous habitat is the Amazon rainforest. However, when it comes to length, anacondas are not the top reptile.

The reticulated python holds the record for the longest snake in the world. Found in South and Southeast Asia, they are generally thought to grow up to 28 feet in length. One found in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 1912 was 32 feet 9.5 inches long. It can weigh up to 145 kg.

Meanwhile, do you know which is the longest and heaviest captive snake on earth? The reticulated python raised by a company called Fullmoon Productions in Kansas City in Missouri, USA. The name of this huge female snake is Medusa, which is more than 25 feet 2 inches long and weighs 158.8 kg. In 2011, Medusa entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The current length of Medusa, which has grown since then, is unclear. It takes about 15 people to fully lift the 19-year-old Medusa. Medusa's favorite food is deer and raccoon.

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