Thursday, 9 August 2012

Longest Snakes in the World

Similar to other predators like lions and sharks, snakes have always fascinated us in every aspect of their lives. We are memorized by their unique biological anatomy and amazed at their living and hunting habits while most of us are frightened of their poisons and strength. In this article we will list the top 10 longest snakes in the world.

Longest Snakes in the World

It should be mentioned that the king Cobra is recorded to be as the longest venomous snake in the world but there are many other large snakes that are not necessary venomous yet use their enormous power to attack, bring down a pray and suffocate them in a tremendous fashion.

10. Indio or Gopher Snake

Also known as Drymarchon Corais reaches length of up to 8 ft (2.4 meters)
Gopher Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Gopher Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

9. Diamondback rattlesnake

Also known as Crotalus Atrox reaches length of 9 ft (2.7 meter)
Diamondback rattlesnake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Diamondback rattlesnake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

8. Giant Brown Snake

Also known as Oxyuranus Scutellatus reaches length of 11 ft (3.4 meters)
Giant Brown Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Giant Brown Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

7. Bushmaster Snake

Also known as Lachesis Muta reaches lengths of 12 ft (3.7 meters)
Bushmaster Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Bushmaster Snake - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

6. Boa Constrictor

Also known as “Boa Constrictor” reaches length of 16 ft (4.9 meters)
Boa Constrictor  - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Boa Constrictor - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

5. King Cobra

Also known as Ophiophagus Hannah reaches lengths of 19 ft (5.8 meters)
King Cobra  - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
King Cobra - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

4. Diamond Python

Also known as Morelia Spilota Spilota reaches length of 21 ft (6.4 meters)
Diamond Python - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Diamond Python - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

3. Indian Python

Also known as Python Molurus Molurus reaches lengths of 25 ft (7.6 meters)
Indian Python - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Indian Python - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

2. Anaconda

Also known as Eunectes Murinus reaches lengths of up to 28 ft (8.5 m)
Anaconda - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Anaconda - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World

1. Royal python – Longest Snakes in the World

Also known as Python Reticulated reaches lengths of 32 ft (10 m)
Reticulated python  - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Reticulated python - Top 10 Longest Snakes in the World
Although the South American anaconda is sometimes thought to be the longest snake, such theory has never been proven. There are reports that these fictionally long snakes are up to 120 ft. (36.5 m) in length but they have all been published without any actual evidence. Former US president Theodor Roosevelt who was also a haunting enthusiast once offered $5,000 to any person who could produce the skin or the bones of a sought-after monster anaconda that is thought to be amongst the longest snakes in the world; at unimaginable lengths of over 30 ft. – Yet the prize was never won and it seems that the reticulated or royal python maintains its number one position on the list of top 10 longest snakes in the world.

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