Snakes inculcate fear to human because of its physical appearance since majority of them are venomous, which is indeed a threat to human life. In fact, you could read various scary stories about mortality rate caused by snake bites. Hence, whenever July 16 sets in, it also marks the celebration of the International World Snake Day. Snake is actually recognized as a legless type of lizard because they don’t have ears and eyelids. They are legless, elongated, and it’s classified as carnivorous reptiles. They are usually found living in Indian Oceans, Pacific, Atlantic and Central Pacific, and small & large islands except in Antarctica. However, the purpose of this special day is to recognize the contributions that snakes have made in the society, and in balancing the ecosystem. On this list, you would know the largest snakes ever recorded in the history.
10. Western Black Ratsnake
This snake is better known as Western Snake which is found in North America. It is also found in the farthest areas in Ontario, Canada. It measures about 8 feet and it eats birds, amphibians, chipmunks, squirrels, and other reptiles.
9. Indian Python
The biggest Indian Python is found in Koladeo National Park, and its 9.8 feet, but the typical measurement of an Indian python is between 7.9 to 9.8 feet.
The largest bushmaster snake recorded in the history is about 10 feet in height which is also one of the known venomous snakes documented. It has a thorny spine and its comparable to rattlesnakes.
7. Boa Constrictor
Approximately, this kind of snake measures between 3 to 13 feet. Nonetheless, its female species are larger than the male species.
6. King Cobra
It is a known venomous snake in the world which typically found in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, India, and Indonesia. Its height is up to 18.5 feet which also could prey other snakes as well.
5. African Rock Phyton
The largest type of African Rock Phyton is found in Florida, but it actually exists in the whole continent of Africa where its name derived from. Its length could reach up to 20 feet and it eats birds, small types of mammals, larger type of animals, antelopes, and even crocodile.
4. Reticulated Phyton – 25 feet
It is also known as medusa that still under captivity which measures 25 feet in length and it eats deer, pigs, bird occasionally, and other large animals.
3. Scrub Phyton
This is a non-venomous type of snake which is popularly known as Amethystine because of its color. It is usually found living in Indonesia and Papua Guinea. It measures up to 26 feet. It eats kangaroo, small birds, frogs, reptiles, and fruit bats.
2. Green Anaconda – 37 feet
The biggest green anaconda was found and reported in 1944 which measures 37 feet in length which was captured between the border of Columbia and Venezuela. It eats pig, capybara, wild pigs, and turtles.
1. Titanoboa – 40 to 50 feet
It is the largest snake in the whole world that actually weighs about one-and-a-half tons which is as heavy as ten wheeler truck or so and measures between 40 to 50 feet. Its discovery has been made because of a group of scientists who went to coal mines located in La Guajira in Columbia. In fact, you could also find a life-sized replica of Titanoboa which is on displays at the National Museum of Natural History