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Sep 03 2014

Snakes in the Guinness Book of World Records

5. The Longest Snake in the World

Medusa, a reticulated python, was recorded as the longest snake ever measured at an unbelievable 25 feet and 2 inches in length. In order to get her full measurement, it took fifteen men to hold her. Weighing in at 350 pounds, they each had at least twenty pounds of snake in their hands during the measurement. Medusa lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has been known to eat an entire deer as a meal.

medusa

Meet Medusa, the World’s Longest Living Snake

4. The Longest Snake Fangs in the World

The Gaboon viper, or Bitis gabonica, is the species of snake that currently holds the record for the longest fangs. Measured on a specimen six feet in length, the fangs were two­-inches long! Not only does this snake inject its venom most deeply into victims, it also contains abnormally large quantities of it. It is estimated that a single full­-grown male Gaboon viper contains enough venom to inject lethal amounts of it into thirty people!

longest fangs

3. The Longest Stuffed Snake

In Australia, a very abnormal snake made the books in early 2013. What made the snake so different was the fact that it was not in actuality a living, organic snake, but a stuffed toy snake. Many local senior citizens from the area worked for a period of twenty months in unison to create the world’s largest stuffed snake. Measuring in at an astounding 5,803 feet in length, this record will be a hard one to beat!

2. The Rarest Snake in the World

The rarest snake in the world is currently down to presumably less than 150 in total population. The Antiguan racer, or Alsophis antiguae, is so rare that it was actually thought to have been extinct for years, until a small population was rediscovered on Great Bird Island.  With current conservation programs, the species has begun to make a slow recovery, but still remains on the critically endangered list.

antiguan racer

1. Jackie Bibby’s Rattlesnake Records

Though Jackie Bibby is the one who holds the records, it took many snakes to help him accomplish them- hundreds of rattlesnakes in fact.  Jackie currently holds the records for:  holding the most rattlesnakes in mouth, laying in a bathtub with the most snakes, laying in a sleeping bag with the most rattlesnakes, going head first into a sleeping bag with the most rattlesnakes, and sacking ten rattlesnakes the fastest.

Jackie Bibby

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