A huge 20-foot python weighing 110 pounds lurks in a river dam in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Fire and Rescue Department said in a statement that the snake was found on April 10 in the village of Sungai Ulu Lenggong in Baling district.
Fire officials reached the spot after an emergency call to remove the snake at 9.30 a.m. local time. It took five men to pull out the huge snake. star informed of.
Images showing the snake were shared by the Fire and Rescue Department, which showed officers handling the snake with a stick. The snake can be seen dragging it across the river dam as a five-member team tries to secure it. One image shows the snake stretched out, showing off its extreme size.
The fire department said that once it was removed from the river dam, the python was handed over to the wildlife department for “further action”.
The snake species was not specified by the fire department, however, it was probably a reticulated python, the longest snake in the world.
newsweek Malaysia’s Fire and Rescue Department has been contacted for comment.
Reticulated pythons live throughout Southeast and South Asia, and can reach great lengths. They are non-venomous and kill their prey by wrapping it around and crushing it. It is believed that 20 feet is the largest they can grow, however, there have been reports of them being much larger.
In 2016, a 26-foot-tall python was found at a construction site in Malaysia. Although it was not officially measured by record keepers, the python may be the longest snake ever lived.
The longest snake to break the Guinness World Record held by a captive snake named medusa, This snake lives in Kansas City, Missouri and its length is 25 feet, 2 inches.
There are currently no records on the books for the largest wild snake, but according to the Museum of Natural History, a 32-foot python was found in 1912.
Graham Alexander, Professor in Herpetology, University of the WitwatersrandIn South Africa, previously reported newsweek That he does not believe that snakes can reach 32 feet.
He said: “We must remember that captive specimens may have the potential to reach larger sizes than wild ones due to a stable food supply and lack of prey in captivity.
“I know there are some cases of Burmese pythons and reticulated pythons reaching lengths of about 26 feet in captivity. These are truly extraordinary.”
While this particular snake weighed 110 pounds, reticulated pythons are generally not the heaviest snakes. It is most commonly given to the green anaconda, which can reach a weight of over 150 pounds.