What is the Longest Snake Ever Recorded?
The longest snake ever recorded is the reticulated python (Python reticulatus), which can grow up to 30 feet in length. The current record-holder is Medusa, a captive reticulated python who measures 25 feet, 2 inches long. These massive snakes are found in Southeast Asia and are known for their impressive size and strength. While they are not venomous, they are powerful constrictors and can pose a threat to humans if provoked or cornered. Despite their intimidating size, reticulated pythons are important predators in their native ecosystems and play a vital role in controlling rodent populations.