These Are The World's Largest Snakes

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19 April 2024

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Indian researchers have found the fossil of 50-foot-long 'Vasuki Indicus', the largest snake ever to slither the Earth

Snakes are among the most feared animals in the world, and if they are of this colossal size, it is bound to give you sleepless nights

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Here are some of the largest snakes to have existed on our planet

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Now extinct Titanoboa was a giant snake that lived during the Paleocene Epoch, 58–60 million years ago. It measured 48 feet and weighed more than one tonne

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The largest living snake today is Asia's reticulated python at 10 metres (33 feet)

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Green Anaconda comes next. The 9-metre-long non-venomous snake is a member of the boa family and uses constriction to kill its prey

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Amethystine (or scrub) python is also a giant snake that's native to Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea

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The stunning Burmese python can grow up to 5 metres (16 feet) in length. It is considered to be an invasive species in Florida

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The African rock python is fearsome, and has been known to eat the occasional monkey or crocodile. It grows up to about 20 feet in the wild

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King cobra, the longest venomous snake, is another notable mention. It can grow more than 13 feet and tend to prey on other snakes

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