Snakes are elongated, limbless, flexible reptiles. There are about 2,900 species of snakes and almost 400 are venomous. Snakes consumes termites, rodents, birds, frogs, small deer, reptiles and people. Snakes eat their prey whole and able to consume prey three times larger than the diameter of their head.
So here is a list of the Top 10 Biggest Snake in the World.
Top 10: The Carpet Python
The Carpet Phyton is a large species of python in the genus Morelia, reaching between 2 to 4 metres (6.6 to 13 ft) in length and weighing up to 15 kilograms (33 lb). The average adult length is roughly 2 metres (6.6 ft). Males are typically smaller than females; in some regions females are up to four times heavier.
Number 9: The Columbian Red Tail Boa
The average size of a mature female boa is between 7–10 feet (2.1–3.0 m), whilst it is 6–8 feet (1.8–2.4 m) for the males. It is common for female individuals to exceed 10 feet (3.0 m), particularly in captivity, where lengths of up to 12 feet (3.7 m) or even 14 feet (4.3 m) can be seen.
Number 8: The Bushmaster Viper
The Bushmaster Viper is the longest venomous snake up to 13 feet, found in scrublands and forests from the Amazon River basin north to Costa Rica. These large snakes are reddish brown to pinkish gray in colour, matching their forest floor habitats, and they may bear x-like or diamond patterns across the back.
Number 7: The King Cobra
The king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 18.5 to 18.8 ft (5.6 to 5.7 m). This snakes, which preys chiefly on other snakes, is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia to Indonesia and the Philippines. The king cobra averages at 3 to 4 m (9.8 to 13 ft) in length and typically weighs about 6 kg (13 lb). The longest known specimen was kept captive at the London Zoo, and grew to around 18.5 to 18.8 ft (5.6 to 5.7 m).
Number 6: The Scrub Python
It holds the distinguished title of the largest non-venomous snake in all of Australia. The scrub python’s maximum length is 8.5 meters (28 feet).
Top 5 Biggest: The African Rock Python
With the average adult length of 18 feet, and the maximum 25 feet long, its dominance in the wild is aggressive and robust, and it will eat nearly anything that it can wrap it mouth around. As suggested by its name, the snake’s habitat is Africa.
Number 4: The Burmese Python
The average adult length is about 13 feet, and the longest one recorded was 20 feet. The interesting thing about the Burmese python is that, to incubate their eggs, they raise the temperature of their bodies, rather than merely enveloping itself around the egg, as other serpents do.
Number 3: The Reticulated Python
The reticulated python is found in South East Asia. The average reticulated python is 18 feet, the longest one was recorded to be 32 feet.
Number 2: The Green Anaconda
The Green Anaconda is reputed to be the second largest snake in the world. It is a semi-aquatic boa that lives in the marshlands of South America. The average adult size for a green anaconda is 15-17 feet; its weight can easily surpass 200 lbs, (the heaviest one found was 550 lbs). The largest to be confirmed is about 28 ft.
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