The largest snake in the world


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  • 2 largest types of snakes in the world
  • 3 The heaviest type of snake in the world
  • 4 The longest species of snake in the world
  • 5 References


Snakes or snakes are animals from the reptile group that lack eyelids and ears, and are characterized by their slender and long bodies covered with scales, and by the ability of some types to poison their prey or paralyze their movement by biting their tusks. Snakes live on all continents of the earth except the frozen Antarctica, in addition to that snakes are scattered in large parts of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and therefore these creatures occupy very large areas of the earth. To date, scientists have documented about 3,500 different species of snakes around the world, [1] which makes them one of the most diverse groups of reptiles, but these species vary greatly in their shapes, characteristics, and sizes, including a thread snake that does not exceed ten centimeters in length, including Giant anaconda and python snakes.

Snakes feed on different types of organisms, including some insects such as termites, including small rodents such as mice, as well as larger game, such as frogs, reptiles, birds, and small deer. When a snake hunts a victim, it swallows it whole, then slowly digests it inside its body. Snakes are hunted after dark in most cases, and they do not need to be fed much, especially for the large species, where some snakes such as anaconda and python can live for a whole year without food. It is common to see snakes in some of the videos or pictures repeatedly pulling her tongue out of her mouth, and this habit is not endless, but rather is aimed at smelling air in search of a game. Snakes frequently change their skin, usually three to six times per year. All snakes reproduceBy laying eggs, but in many species, these eggs hatch inside the body of the mother snake before birth, so they appear to be born live young. [2]

The largest species of snakes in the world

Most types of giant snakes in the world belong to the species of anaconda and boa, and they are all characterized as modern snakes, not poisonous. Instead of the traditional method of injection with poison that can imagine that snakes resort to killing their victims, the huge snakes usually lack the characteristic of excreting the poison completely, as it depends on hunting to wrap around their game with its long body, and its strong muscles until it suffocates, where it starts to swoop prey and catch her Pfmha and then dragging them to the proximity of them damaged by her body, or if the prey is so huge Vstpadr grabbed her and crawl towards her to get around and waiting until you die, [1] where you can snakes constrictor hunt prey is so huge in this way, including A buffalo and crocodiles, which are all swallow their prey is complete without chewing or cutting, where only the body to digest the full victim inside their intestines.[3]

The heaviest type of snake in the world

The size of the largest snake can vary depending on height, weight or size, but in general the green anaconda is the heaviest snake in the world. This non-poisonous snake lives in the jungles of South America, where it lives in environments adjacent to swamps or slow-moving streams of water, and is often found around the Amazon jungle.Rainforest. Although they move with some slow motion on land, they are very fast in the water, and they usually lie completely static and taking advantage of their camouflage with a pale green color, to wait for an inattentive prey to come close to them, as they feed on a wide category of large animals, which include turtles, birds, Pigs, deer, cayman crocodiles, and even felid cats (which are relatives of tigers). It is possible that the length of the green anaconda is more than 8.8 meters, that it weighs more than 227 kilograms, and the diameter of its body may exceed 30 centimeters. Although the Asian python may reach slightly longer lengths than the anaconda, it cannot be matched in terms of weight, as the anaconda can reach more than twice the weight of the python thanks to its thick and massive body. [4]

The longest type of snake in the world

On the other hand, the python of the retina python is considered the longest snake on earth, and it is a very large snake characterized by its body of bright colors and attractive, living in large areas of southeastern Asia, extending from India to Vietnam and Indonesia, and although it may seem a very frightening snake, but that Its acquisition as a highly intelligent and easy-to-care pet can become common in different countries, especially in Malaysia and Indonesia. [5]

In general, a python of net python ranges from 3 to 6.5 meters in length, lives for at least 15 to 20 years, and may reach twenty-five or thirty years in captivity. These snakes eat about once a week, [5] and target different game, including rabbits and monkeys, and can hunt larger things such as wild boar and young deer. Unlike anaconda snakes that give birth to live babies, Python eggs do not hatch inside their body, but rather lay on the ground, and continue to cuddle and care until they hatch. [6]

The largest recorded length of a python snake so far is about 10 meters, except that this recording is not well documented, and it may be inaccurate. [7] In second place, a somewhat reliable recording of a snake named "Samantha" was living in the Bronx Zoo in New York City, and died in captivity in October 2002, and upon her death, she was 7.9 meters long and weighed 125 kilograms. [8] With these numbers, the python network is considered the longest type of snake in the world, and although it is not the heaviest, in general it is also considered the third heaviest snake on earth.