World’s Largest Snake – Biggest Snake in the World – and Longest Snake Ever


We humans have inborn complex behaviors toward snakes that are not based upon prior experience. These behaviors are called instincts. It is from instincts that were are able to tell a snake is a scaring, slithering and terrifying creature that should be avoided. But within us, there are those that have the courage to find fascination and fondness in snakes.


The world’s largest snake is also the world’s biggest snake but not necessary the world’s longest snake. The world’s largest snake is the green anaconda. The anaconda is to be found in Amazon rain forest of South America. The anaconda like living in river and as such river Amazon is home to most of the anaconda snakes in the world. The anaconda is of a subfamily of non-venomous boas found in Central, South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The anaconda can grow as long as 8 metres long and as wide as a fully grown man and can weigh as much as 250 kilogrammes. This huge size certainly makes it the largest snake in the world.

The Green Anaconda - World's biggest snake. Can grow as long as 8 metres long and as wide as a fully grown man and weigh 250 kilogrammes.Image Credit: LA Dawson  Wikimedia Commons
The Green Anaconda - World's biggest snake. Can grow as long as 8 metres long and as wide as a fully grown man and weigh 250 kilogrammes.Image Credit: LA Dawson Wikimedia Commons


During mating, several males are known to wrap themselves around one female in an attempt to mate. Nature has it that the fittest male, usually the strongest and largest male, should win and thus get the privilege of mating with the female. But since females are far stronger they can sometimes be biased to this law of nature and decide on herself which male to mate with regardless of the size and strength of the male. The gestation period is seven months and the female anaconda will give birth to young ones – about 20 to 50 litters.

Non Venomous

The anaconda is non venomous but that does not mean it will not feed on you. It will coil itself around you and by using constriction - it will squeeze you thus preventing breathing and raising your body’s pressure two to three times until you die most likely from heart attack.

Great Swimmer

The green anaconda is usually an olive green snake with black spots along the body. Like any other snake, the head is narrow with eyes set high on the head. The snake is a great swimmer and will comfortably work on its prey when in water. The anaconda is also capable of finding its prey on land but is rather slow and sluggish when on land. The diet of anaconda consists mainly of fish, birds, and small mammals like deer, antelopes, rabbit, jaguars, and snakes, reptiles, or anything smaller than itself. When coming from gestation, a female anaconda can sometimes feed on its male counterpart.

Anaconda as a Pet?

The anaconda is a fine snake to keep as a pet. If you think its neat having a snake pet, and you have interest, resources and know-how, then you can go ahead and have anaconda as a pet snake. Good luck.


The longest snake in the world is not anaconda, but the Asian Python reticulates which can grow as long as 10 – 12 metres.

Python - The longest snake in the world is the Python. The Asian Python Reticulates can grow as long as 10  12 metres. Image Credit: Mariluna -   Wikipedia Commons
Python - The longest snake in the world is the Python. The Asian Python Reticulates can grow as long as 10 12 metres. Image Credit: Mariluna - Wikipedia Commons

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lyricsingray 7 years ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks, I thing :-)


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skgrao 7 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

After River it's Snake what next.?

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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

great article. god bless

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Madame X 7 years ago

Wow - I love snakes! Thanks for the very interesting article. You could do a hub with just pictures of snakes and it would be wonderful (ok, maybe a few words since you write so well :)

ParadiseForever 7 years ago

very interesting hub. I liked it very much becos i am fond of snakes.

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Cygnus76 7 years ago from ON

nice hub!

if they wouldn't get so long and big, i would love to have them as pets :D

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Randy Godwin 7 years ago from Southern Georgia

We seem to have a common fascination with snakes. Wonderful creatures!

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KyonSOS23 7 years ago from Nabon

I love snake only in dream.

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kephrira 7 years ago from Birmingham

12 meters is huge!

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articleposter 7 years ago

That's one big snake :D

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Steve R McDowell 7 years ago from Atlanta

Haha, I love snakes ^_^

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michellebx 7 years ago

oh my.. I hope i never see a snake that big in my life!

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neverbn2me 7 years ago

snakes? no way. they are my greatest fear.

sam 7 years ago

It is scary..

shah 7 years ago

article is nice.


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Wildlifelover 7 years ago

That was really good article but with such a high score why are your adsense ads not snake related?

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HolidayKitty 7 years ago

Wow this snake is so cool I can't believe that they are the wild one ?

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magdielqr 7 years ago

I learned very with this article. Congratulations!

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Sandi 3m 7 years ago

Great article. I have always been fascinated and a little scared of snakes at the same time.

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cms1978 7 years ago

wow big snake

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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

I've seen these snakes in a Museum in Europe, and was totally fascinated by them because of their size. But where I am here in Australia we live with venomous snakes in our backyard all year long (thankfully a lot smaller - Mostly Red-Belly Black Snakes/Common Brown Snake) and they'll come very close to your home (It's not uncommon that they'll sit on the front steps etc), I've had far too many close-calls with them, so I hate snakes!

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bryguy1 7 years ago

The only thing I think of is the movie "Anaconda". I would never like to come face to face with one of these snakes and risk being eaten for dinner. Great hub, but I'll keep my distance.

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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Extremely nice and scary... Nice hub.

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pinkdaisy 7 years ago from Canada

Wow! That is one scary snake :) Great hub!

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santosardee 7 years ago from Paranaque City, Philippines

Nice one.Great hub.

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EWealthGuide 7 years ago from Vancouver

Don't like snakes, but great hub! lol

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akirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

That is so cool but every time I see the pics on the hub, I want to scream and run! I am a huge snake-aphobic...know they are great just gotta put blinders on.....great post!

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ilyas ishaque 7 years ago

oh my God this too much dangrous snake . i cannat belive

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ManchesterGirl 7 years ago

Very interesting, I recently visited Australia and saw this snake in the Wildlife World. Apparently it has been known to eat deer, other snakes and also humans!

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maaschnabarroi 7 years ago from London

8 to 10 m! giant reptile creature like dat make me scream .

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andhe 7 years ago from Sweden

So now I'm officially scared... Nice hub!

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explorer9360 7 years ago

I had no idea that the Asian python is the largest! I always thought it was the anaconda.

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anuzkulung 7 years ago from Nepal

So dangarous. I like this article

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Tyhill27 7 years ago from Red Deer, Alberta

I have an Albino Red Corn snake and it’s a great pet if you like reptiles. For a busy guy they are very easy to look after, and only eat once a week approx.

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Dr H 7 years ago

Can you read my Hub about Austin Steven's The snake hunter,it might make you laugh.

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Answer Man 7 years ago from Midgewater

Thanks for answering my question! Your hub has such scary pics I can't even look! :0

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martycraigs 7 years ago

I have had some friends that had snakes as pets but they are not for me.

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MaryElena 7 years ago

I'm afraid of snakes.

chirag 7 years ago

i love snakes!!! and thanks for providing this interesting information !!!!!!!but what's next!!!

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suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

Snakes are so beautiful - at a distance. Interesting Hub.

steven 7 years ago

I like your article so much.My honor to share cheap ugg boots.

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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

I love snakes, if you need a recipe let me know, much better than C-Rations, good and good for you!

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Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

You know your stuff but I will always hate snakes! I will admit to playing with garter snakes as kid but they were tiny baby ones.

Ali 7 years ago

Oh my God soooo wonderful

amazing article....thanks

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Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

if you love snakes see my hub on the most dangerous snakes for humans in the world you will like it

kim,berly o. roa 7 years ago

its beautiful snake and biggest snake in the world

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gary_lloyd 7 years ago from World Wide Web

This is a beautiful snake.. long though.. :) thanks..

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todaysmotherhood 7 years ago

ha, i don't like snakes too but it is a good hubpage

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ComputerGuy 7 years ago

Nice article. I don't hate snakes at all, so glad to see all the pictures.

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itcoll 7 years ago

they are beautiful but still i cannot stop from fearing them.

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TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Great Hub! Scary but still a Great Hub.

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HealthTip 7 years ago

Great hub, loved the photos !

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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

My son loves his snakes. I'm glad they are just little ones.

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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

Very huge snakes and very nice hub.

nancy joan spell 7 years ago

there are two kind's of snakes thet I am afraid of... dead, and alive.I hate any snake.

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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

Thanks for sharing very interesting information about snakes. Pictures are very nice!

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William-III 7 years ago

cool hub.

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shinujohn2008 7 years ago

Ngureco very nice information about that giant snake

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wvlegacy 7 years ago

Thanks for the education on snakes. I must say my aversion to snakes kept me illiterate. Good work. Look forward to reading more hubs on snakes from you.

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Carmen Borthwick 7 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

Very informative hub, the only problem with keeping an anaconda as a pet is they get too big to handle so people let them loose. It is an awesome creature though. Good job. Cheers, Carmen

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maryladd 7 years ago

wow this is a really big snake thanks for your article

Arijit Das 7 years ago

I can't believe that it is 8 metres long.... Woo!! And weight of 250 kilogrammes....

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Albertttt 7 years ago

Nice one. Very interesting.

Can I get you to look at my hub? (humor)

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Snakes 7 years ago

This is great story about snakes.Y love Anaconda snakes.Take care.

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BL Tween 7 years ago

Very good, I am linking to it, thanks!

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

Great hub, but I'm afraid of snakes, as with most of us.

Tommy 7 years ago

This hub is really useful. I like to read more about this. Thanks for the article presented.

stephensaldana 7 years ago

The information regarding snake is gratifying. Snakes had got charm of their own. Green Anaconda is world largest snake. These are non venomous. Female anaconda sometime feeds on their mail counterpart. The larges snake in Asian Python. Thanks a lot for providing interesting information. I await your future hub with great curiosity.

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Mortgagestar1 7 years ago from Weirton,West Virginia

I saw on FOX News where the U.S. will ban several contrictor spieces from importation into America. This ia ironic coming from the snakes in Congress!

Tony 7 years ago

My friend has an Anaconda, what a snake.

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bheem 7 years ago

Interesting information on snakes.

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bheem 7 years ago

Interesting information on snakes.

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maheshpatwal 7 years ago from MUMBAI

ohhh its scarry i got goose bumps.......... some categories of phython is found in southern parts of india......

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maheshpatwal 7 years ago from MUMBAI

ohhh its scarry i got goose bumps.......... some categories of phython is found in southern parts of india......

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Nicks 7 years ago

Well written and interesting - what about one on the most poisonous snakes of the world?

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jamesorr 7 years ago from Maryville, TN

Cool, I love snakes and reptiles lol.

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RYPcontent 7 years ago from Chatham, IL

Gross! I'm thankful those don't live around here!

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hannahz 7 years ago from Los Angeles

Ugh snakes are so scary!

marvin 7 years ago

i don't like snake because snake is kill people

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Topzenith 7 years ago

I don't like snakes whether in dreams, dead or alive. But i appreciate God for creating them

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Jill Ness 7 years ago from California

still not sure why anyone would want a pet snake. bleeh.

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sudeep13582 7 years ago from Howrah

oooh,,. its too faat and biiiiiiiigg

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Amez 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Nice Hub, Snakes are neat as long as their not venomous, I rather raise Hamsters.

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bodylevive 7 years ago from Alabama, USA

I hate all snakes but great hub.

Final Phase Fat Loss 7 years ago

I'm fascinated about snakes... One of my dreams was to see a snake in its natural environment. 8 years ago I want to Amazonian Forest (Brazil) and couldn't see any... I saw lots of crocodiles, monkeys... but no snakes :(

Great Hub!

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spiderspun 7 years ago from Utopia, Ontario Canada

Are those your snakes in the photos? they are lovely.

I keep the reticulated python myself, and she is now 14 feet. She is still young. If you have a chance head over to my retic hub and see my video of her

I also keep the ball python, sand boa and the Taiwan Beauty Rat Snakes

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figment 7 years ago from Texas

My dad has the meanest snake in the world. Its a black pine snake from Mississippi.

snake lover 6 years ago

that's one big snake

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DOUBLE K 6 years ago

so cool and educational!

nobody 6 years ago

this is cool

minidud 6 years ago

i love snakes

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Slick.Trilla 6 years ago

Wow. . . iHate those thinqz they make me vomit!!! =0 "yuck"

2 die 411 6 years ago

That is amazing omg thatis amazing!

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GarnetBird 6 years ago from Northern California

Nice Hub-check out my snake hubs. I just finished one on the Gaboon Viper.

Jesus 6 years ago

How the hell could you keep an anaconda as a pet? It would kill you!!!

rahul 6 years ago

my money is on the certainly is the largest and most powerfull snake in the world

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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Glad there aren't any of those hanging out in my backyard!

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pete43 6 years ago from chesterfield uk

as i own a female common boa ive had no problems with her in 2 years shes that soft you i can put her around my neck as long as ive got backup just in case somethin did happen she is 7ft2in at min and will grow to somethin like 8half foot do research first if you thinkin about gettin any snake that's wat i did even before i got her..........

porshadoxus 6 years ago

You mentioned a length of 8 meters. I remember reading somewhere (wish I could remember where) that anacondas could reach over 100 feet in length.

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chardee42 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

You're absolutely right about humans having certain instincts around snakes. Its interesting though how it affects some people a LOT more than others.

ray 6 years ago

i like it but i still think snakes are gross

KG BOTSI 6 years ago

Wow!!! its interesting to learn about snakes but i can just see myself living with such a big snake as a pet

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Medical Writer 6 years ago from Great Britain

Don't like the look of that slimy snake.

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stunnercold 6 years ago from Dubai

Great article ngureco. I don't particularly like snakes that much, let alone keep them as pets.

Just thought I should share, I found an article on the most horrific sea creatures discovered near the australian coasts, its interesting:

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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

nice pics...

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finatics 6 years ago

Good luck, indeed. There is no way I am ever approaching one of those snakes, much less keep it in my home! I certainly do not have the courage to like them- it must run in the family. My mother once saw a snake about two inches long and screamed for my brother to kill it.

angelo 6 years ago

wow...its so amazing

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BartCougy 6 years ago

Crikey! That is quite the huge snake! Have no fear though since it isn't a stingray. Haha! Too soon? Oops! Well, in any case, these ol' boys make me want to move to a snakeless country - New Zealand perhaps? Now, if we could only get rid of some of the snakes in the American government, haha!

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Mike Dorsey 6 years ago

Snakes are interesting! I have had Red Tipped Boa, Ball Python, Speckled King snake and hog nose snakes. You have to look at them as a creature that does not have the convenience of legs! He has to slither, as we say to get from here to there, a unique way to move compared to any other animal. Because some are poisonous, we have made all of them frightening! Some I have had, had gentile personalities and others had a mean streak! In Texas we have all North American Venomous snakes and I have Many experiences with them all. At a ranch I worked at five years ago, we found well over fifty mature copperheads living in the landscaping timbers around the main house. Good information on your hub!

em 6 years ago

what the name of the worlds longest snake

cameron 6 years ago

he worlds largest snake is the reticulated python

i love resurching snaks fo homework

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libby101a 6 years ago from KY

Although I find snakes information quite interesting, I am not a big snake lover. However, I respect them and rate this hub up! Awesome job! I am more of an African male lion fan!!! Thumbs up though!!!

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MR77100 6 years ago from IL

The anaconda is the largest snake in the world, growing to in excess of 30 feet. The reticulated python is longest, but the anaconda exceeds it in weight. I would not like to mess with either one.

Gojira 6 years ago

I like that snake but i fear. Only snake friendly

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AnkushKohli 6 years ago from India

Wow! I love snakes only in dreams but in real life, I hate snakes. Anyways, its interesting to learn about snakes. May be, one day, I'll love them. Hahahaha!

rufis 5 years ago

I like snakes they seem kewl but did u no that there not slimy the best thing to do is leave them alone not good for pets

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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Great article,thanks

morsid 5 years ago

i like a snake i like a scale....

Amit 5 years ago

Snakes are a gift from nature we should behave with it like a living thing but some people not understanding it and burn it or killing it.

Destiny 5 years ago

That is really ,cool ,and those snake are long

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marimccants 5 years ago

Whoah! I don't think having a pet as big as that is fun. I'm already scared just by imagining such thing.

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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

snakes creep me out. are snakes strictly fresh water or do they go in salt water as well? I'm already freaked out enough about sharks when I go in the ocean.. I don't want to have to worry about snakes too!! lol

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skyfire 5 years ago

I wonder if there are any anacondas of size 10 meter ? Snakes are interesting as long as they keep distance. lol. Nice hub.

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xXSweetiXx 5 years ago from The Pacific Northwest

Crazy! Snakes are awesome! However, I think my own mother would have a heart attack knowing this info, lol Thanks for sharing!

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david de geare 5 years ago

ooooooooo i like snakes from far but if its near me or it is crawling on my body i hate snakes

lilmisswagga 5 years ago

that is big ,huge and awsome

pankaj 5 years ago

it's big anacondas,i like it

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bjornborgboxers 5 years ago from The Netherlands

Us humans have inborn complex behaviors toward spiders too!

chad 5 years ago

ganahan sla.... 5 years ago

A maior cobra do mundo é a Sucuri, já foram encontradas cobras muito maiores que as pítons !!!

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akira 5 years ago

I like snakes because they are fun to play with and have people come see it as a house pet and just like it is in the forest it can have eggs and raise baby snakes.You can give people a baby snake if you want to give them one because you probably want to give a pet snake to some one.Sometimes i am scared of snakes because they bite.

maegan 5 years ago

totoo kaya ito?

mark john 5 years ago

what is that ? i can sleep when i see a large snake.

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Anthony Ghana 5 years ago

i luv sleeping with snakes on mine bed

paul sebastian d moll 5 years ago

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yucks snake is for me 1 of the most terrifying creatures bcoz of its skin and looks im realy afraid of snakes

I P Singh 5 years ago

If the longest snake is the ASIAN python,then better to change in the G/K book also which our children still considered the longest snake in the world is the ANACONDA.

SANAL MM 5 years ago

i luv sleeping with snakes on mine bed

sannu patel 5 years ago

lovely so big snake ilke it

Chidi adigbo 5 years ago

These snakes are way too large. Am scared to death

delfin fernandez 5 years ago

awsome i want to become snake

ravi 5 years ago


zohaib 5 years ago

i was so scared

michael 5 years ago

that's so big snake

jonathan 5 years ago

its so big;

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cic 5 years ago

big i booki

erwin perales 5 years ago

i relly like snake...i like seeing them.... lol

adamz 4 years ago

i don't really like snake they r the ultimate killing machines.

jojo 4 years ago

oh my god becky look at her butt tunchi

david 4 years ago

that's long as h*ll

Anthony Ogada 4 years ago

very interesting article..but im afraid of snakes

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mahhen kashif 4 years ago

its A verY very BIG snake

gooD for tHem

Arpan Manjash Ekka 4 years ago

People, u know......among all animals m most interested in snakes but i m even most afraid of them.........i really don' know wt will happen with me when i'll see such huge snake in front of me...

seth 4 years ago

people most veinemos snake is the taipan.

ritiksha srivastava 4 years ago

it's awesome...................................i'm love to watch snakes alot.

lee smart 4 years ago

oh boi, dis snake is awesome......... huh,but i till love them.

mason 4 years ago


Oluchi 3 years ago

I don't like snakes

tenzin 3 years ago

i like snakes

dr waseem baber 2 years ago

plz don't like snakes its vry oooooo u know?

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Arun Rajaram Cincinnati 2 years ago

Hi I am Arun Raja. I am from Cincinnati. I posses one eyed snake. It is small and brown. It is from Coimbtoor, India where I originally lived. I carried it with me hanging in the aircraft. sometimes it gets big. It likes Xena Warrior.

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