Perhaps a better question would be where is the world’s largest snake? Scholars have argued about it, but the Guinness Book lists the world’s largest snake as Fluffy (not a very snuggly creature), a reticulated python that measured more than 24 feet and weighed more than 300 pounds. Sadly, Fluffy passed away suddenly in October of 2010 at a zoo in Powell, OH due to an apparent ovarian tumor. She was 18 years old and still 24 feet long (a fact worth noting as some snakes, like people, shrink with age).
A north Queensland snake catcher says seeing a green tree frog devour a highly venomous snake was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.
Jamie Chapel was called out to a Townsville property on Tuesday night to catch the coastal taipan, considered one of Australia’s deadliest species.
He was halfway there when the client told him a frog was eating the snake.
When he arrived at the property, the “quite large” frog had eaten all but the head of the 20-25cm taipan.
Nicknamed the stinking corpse lily for good reason
- The world’s largest flower belongs to the Rafflesia genus which is known for producing plants that smell like rotting meat.
- This particular bloom is believed to be Rafflesia tuan-mudae and was discovered in the Maninjau Forest Conservation in Indonesia.
- The bloom measured 3.5 feet across—1.6 inches more than its predecessor.
Not every flower smells like roses. Take, Rafflesia tuan-mudae, for example, a flower more commonly known as the “stinking corpse lily” or “corpse flower.” People who have smelled R. tuan-mudae describe it as emitting a stench similar to that of rotting meat.
We’re gonna need a bigger zapper to exterminate these mothers
A giant killer hornet from Asia that devours bees and dissolves human flesh with its sting has touched down in Washington State. This marks the first time the insect invader has been found in the region, according to a pest alert issued by the Washington State Department Of Agriculture last week.
The nearly 2-inch-long flying terror was spotted on Dec. 8 by a resident of Blaine, Washington, who says they saw the insect buzzing around a hummingbird-feeder, WSDA reports. Entomologists later found the Calico-colored specimen dead on the property, which they confirmed was an Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) — the largest of its kind.
A far north Queensland family saved a 22-month-old boy from the jaws of a four-metre-long scrub python after it latched onto the child while he was playing at the family home in Julatten, north of Cairns.
Mother Amanda Rutland said she was horrified when she discovered the snake had bitten her son and was wrapping its body around the young boy on the afternoon of October 13.
“Something that size and he’s so tiny … It was scary as hell, I can’t put into words,” Ms Rutland said.
- A monstrous six-metre python was discovered to be living in the roof of a home
- A pest controller removed the skin it had shed from a hole in the spare bedroom
- Homeowner Yvonne Cunningham admitted she put the snake in there herself
- She says using snakes to deal with unwanted vermin is a ‘classic bushy trick’
- The snake, named Monty, has since started a family in the roof of the home
The reptile was last pictured in 2015 slithering along the gutter of the steel roof in Innisfail, south of Cairns
Once upon a time, animals were absolutely enormous. As humans and other predators began to roam the earth, animals began to decrease from their once colossal sizes. Nowadays, you can find giant animals mostly on islands, where animals live in isolation from humans and their impact. They are able to grow to their full size thanks to a lack of predators and because they have greater access to more resources, like food and water. While you would expect animals this big to eat a lot of food, many of them actually eat the same amount of food as their regular size counterparts. Dinosaurs may no longer be in existence, but there are still some modern-day monsters, say you will, that are roaming our earth.