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What’s the World’s Largest Snake? Pythons? Anacondas? Boas? Video-Yes. Watch here now.

Burmese pythons, such as this one, have been found to consume a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, wood storks and Key Largo woodrats.
(Image: © National Parks Service)

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).

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