… It’s a sprinter, capable of reaching speeds of 12 miles per hour. It’s the only snake in the world that builds a nest for its eggs, which it guards “ferociously.” The good news, relatively speaking, is that king cobra venom is not particularly potent, as these things go. That snake had 87 eggs inside it. This is the only venomous snake here that is not listed as placid unless provoked. The black mamba is the longest venomous snake in Africa and the second longest in the world. It varies in size depending on the area and habitat. It is the world’s third largest snake considering length or weight to be a parameter. They reason that no cold-blooded animal that size would have had the resources to regulate its body temperature and survive in a climate absent mean temperatures in the 90s. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources lists the snake as possibly extirpated. Africa's Royal British commandos took 37 days to get it killed. It prefers aquatic habitat including banks of slow moving water bodies but can also be found in forests. On the whole, you don’t feel very well. When threatened, the indigo can flatten its necks to look bigger—like they’re not already big enough. The snake preys on fish, birds, and mammals. For big, scary snakes, the eastern diamondback rattler is one of your better contenders. Like all boas, it is a non-venomous constrictor.The term "anaconda" often refers to this species, though the term could also apply to other members of the genus Eunectes. Basically, they see the world the way we do with the addition of the infrared spectrum—kind of like the Terminator. Its color varies from black to mustard yellow but normally has an olive green appearance. Dark-spotted Anaconda is a non-venomous boa species. The longest of them, pythons, can stretch well beyond the length of George Washington’s 21-foot nose on Mount Rushmore, and there is anecdotal evidence of some specimens reaching 33 feet, or nearly as long as a telephone pole. Its diet consist of small mammals, but sometimes it feeds on other snakes. Reticulated Python is a species of python common in Southeast Asia. A typical adult specimen measures between 6.6 and 13.1 feet with the female weighing around 33 pounds. The longest on record was 11 feet, although most average 6 to 8. If you don’t think it feels threatened but the snake decides it does anyway, guess whose opinion counts for more. Length: 18.8 ft. Another Australian native, the king brown is actually a member of the black snake family. But snake charming is a sad business when you know how it’s done. Snake stories, it seems, are a lot like fish stories. (Get it?) The snake has a complex color pattern that may seem garish. The longest such snake caught to date measured 18 feet, 8 inches. Green Anaconda is a non-venomous boa common in South America. Green anacondas are native to South America and live most of their lives in the water. But the heaviest Florida python was a Burmese killed in 2012 that weighed 164-½ pounds and measured 17 feet, 7 inches. It has a narrow head compared to the main body with distinct orange-yellow stripping. The largest known python measured 33 feet in length. The Reticulated Python. However, no verified specimen has exceeded 19.7 feet. A certain length of the largest snake can only be established from a dead specimen or heavily sedated snake. The black mamba is often cited as the world’s deadliest snake. Like most snakes, it prefers to flee from danger. Personally, I don’t trust this. It is sluggish on the ground because of its heavy weight but can reach maximum speed in water. Dominating this era was Titanoboa, the undisputed largest snake in the history of the world. Burmese Python. The reported lengths of some of these snakes vary while some are not truly variable. The adult snake weighs averagely 66 to 154 pounds. It is mostly terrestrial and strikes when it perceives a threat. Medusa also holds the current 'Longest Snake - Living (captivity)' title. It is a non … It's official. Asian Vine Snakes or Whip Snakes are a small genus of arboreal colubrids. Belcher's Sea Snake (Hydrophis belcheri) Average Size: 1.5–3.3 feet. The black mamba has several things going for it in the nastiness index. In the state of Lara, Venezuela, it is responsible for 78 percent of all fatal snakebites. Anacondas get all the press about being the biggest snakes because they are in terms of weight (see below). The Guinness Book of World Records gives the honour of longest snake ever in captivity to Medusa, also a reticulated python, who lives in Missouri and … The King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake. An adult yellow anaconda grows to an average of 10.8 to 14.4 feet in length and weighs between 55 to 77 pounds, though larger species can weigh up to 120 pounds or more. It is listed as federally threatened in Florida and Georgia. It is also an excellent swimmer with the ability to be submerged in water for up to half an hour. The previous record was 18.8 feet long. With a head that dwarfs any human's and a seemingly neverending body the terrifying beast is … The heaviest verified specimen measures 17.09 feet and weighs 215 pounds. The fossilized remains revealed that, after the extinction of the dinosaurs, the tropics were warmer than today and witnessed the birth of the South American rainforest, in which huge creatures battled it out to become the planet’s top predators. Its coloration is often referred to as “disruption” as it can hide from the predator and catch their prey. It is the heaviest and longest snake ever recorded, reaching about 17.1 feet with the female larger than the male. What follows isn’t a strict rundown of the largest snakes ever recorded, as that would mostly involve pythons of slightly different lengths.