Worlds Biggest Python

What's the biggest snake in the world? People have argued about this for years. Part of the problem is the definition of the word "large." Do you mean the longest or the heaviest? Are we talking about the largest single specimen ever found or an average for the species? Do you consider unconfirmed reports, or only rely on double-checked evidence?

If we are looking for a report of the largest snake ever seen we might want to look at a story told by Colonel Percy H. Fawcett, a former British Army officer, surveyor and adventurer in South America in the early 1900's:

We were drifting easily along on the sluggish current not far below the confluence of Tigor and the Rio Negro when almost under the bow there appeared a triangular head and several feet of undulating body. It was a giant anaconda. I sprang for my rifle as the creature began to make its way up the bank, and hardly waiting to aim smashed a .44 soft-nosed bullet into its spine, ten feet below the wicked head. At once there was a flurry of foam, and several heavy thumps against the boat's keel, shaking us as though we had run on a snag...

A large anaconda. (Copyright Dave Lonsdale licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.)

Fawcett describes how they stopped and examined the body. Though he had no ruler, he guessed the length of the creature at sixty-two feet with a twelve-inch diameter. "Such large specimens as this may not be common, but the trails in the swamps reach a width of six feet and support the statements of Indians and rubber pickers that the anaconda sometimes reaches an incredible size dwarfing that shot by me. The Brazilian Boundary Commission told me of one exceeding eighty feet in length!"

You might also like
MUST WATCH Worlds Largest Python
MUST WATCH Worlds Largest Python
Biggest Snake of the World || Largest Snake || BIG python
Biggest Snake of the World || Largest Snake || BIG python
Biggest python in the world new updated 2013
Biggest python in the world new updated 2013

Trevco Monty Python Silly Walk Adult Funny T-Shirt Tee Select Shirt Size: Large
Apparel (Trevco)
  • Officially Licensed
  • Printed here in the USA, Pre-Shrunk to Minimize Shrinkage
  • There may be a slight Vinegar scent as part of the print process. It will disappear after the 1st wash.
  • Seamless Rib Collar w/Two-Needle Cover Stitching, Hemmed Sleeves and Bottom
  • Sized in Mens

The Best Best of National Geographic Channel Collection, Volume 3 - 6 DVD Set-1093226 - The Best of National Geographic Collection, Volume 3, 6-DVD Set makes a perfect gift and a great sampler of some of National Geographic's best current series and specials. Volume 3 includes great shows and specials, such as Wicked Tuna, Doomsday Preppers, World's Biggest Cave, Taboo, Border Wars, and Known Universe. A National Geographic WILD bonus disc features Killer Shots: Great Whi
CE (National Geographic Society)
  • More for the money with this high quality Product
  • Offers premium quality at outstanding saving
  • Excellent product
  • 100% satisfaction
Exclusive Memorabilia Signed John Cleese Monty Python Print In Deluxe Frame With Gold Inlay: Ministry Of Silly Walks
Entertainment Memorabilia (Exclusive Memorabilia)
  • 594mm x 420mm 300gsm art print embossed in gold block, autographed by John Cleese. In deluxe black frame with gold inlay, preframed and ready for dispatch.
  • At Exclusive Memorabilia we unconditionally guarantee all our signed items are genuine. Your item will come with a certificate of authenticity showing John Cleese...
  • Shipped by DHL Express or Parcelforce, so you should expect to receive your order in around 3-5 working days if based in the US. We will email you a tracking number...
  • We are the UK s most trusted trade supplier of sports memorabilia. We have organised signing sessions with the world s biggest sportsmen: Zinedine Zidane, Neymar...
  • If you have any questions about our products or delivery please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help. Remember we are on slightly different...

Related Posts