World's Largest Snake, Associated Press

The world’s largest snake was caught in Indonesia a few days ago. Indonesian villagers caught a 49-foot, 983 pound reticulated python and it is in captivity at a primitive zoo in Curugsewu village in the country’s main island of Java. Wow!

Update: According to Snopes, and many others, this story is false.

26 Comments »

  1. It’s no longer the world’s longest snake….

    see story.

    #1 by Meerenai — January 7, 2004 @ 4:54 am

  2. My apologies to those who read this “farce” … There is NO snake on this planet (alive or dead) that has topped 30 feet (yet). Some organizations have a $50 000 USD reward for any person to produce hard proof of an animal above 30 feet. That reward has stood out (and still available) since the 1930’s…Honestly ! Do you think that this guy (from a 3rd world country) would pass up the reward ? Get real ! The “thickest” snake in the world is the Anaconda from south america…The longest animal is indeed the retic python…But certainly NOT 49 feet and way off the mark of 900 + pounds ! (which is over 3 times the weight of the current heaviest snake).

    So, as usual, dont believe what you read, especially from these locations…The animal in the picture is, at best 23-26 feet (which is extremely rare i agree)…

    My 2 cents

    Happy trails

    Omega

    #2 by Omega — February 3, 2007 @ 6:01 am

  3. Actually the world record snake was like 32 & 1/2 feet in length. A retic.

    #3 by SMitty — May 24, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

  4. these people who left comments sayin its false are a bunch of faggits, they dont kno shit and they need to get laid cause they have no lives, omega is a queers name and i hope when he dies he is turned to snake shit, and the same with the rest of them

    #4 by me — May 30, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  5. I just have to say looking at just the picture gives me chills and probably nightmares for a good week or so….

    #5 by Olivia — June 10, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

  6. I have to say that that is one of the bigest retics I have ever seen but Omegas right that snake is rare but no larger than 30 FT. Smity pull your head out of your ass and look at the materials used to build the inclosure and compare it to the animal the guy probaly cant even count.

    #6 by Kanyon — August 20, 2007 @ 9:59 pm

  7. yea, it turns out this story was fake. the snake turned out to be 28 ft long. the person who started it all simply said “somehow the snake mustve shrunk”… beautiful retic i might add though.

    #7 by dj — October 7, 2007 @ 9:24 am

  8. i have to admit that snake’s huge but tis definetely not 49 feet and 983 lbs.i mean come on!that thing can’t be that big!

    #8 by Steven — December 21, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

  9. wow, you guys saying theres no way the snake can be that big….idiots, i breed retics and i can tell you that when they caught that snake they changed everything, nobody actually knows how big these snakes can get because sadly most the retards that find big ones kill them out of fear, and we dont really know theyre life expectancy because they are relatively new in the pet trade, you cant put a limit on the size of an animal that will grow its entire life,whos to say in twenty years theyre wil not be a 50 foot retic and a 30 foot anaconda,its silly, think outside the box, these arent ball pythons they are reticulated pythons, that animal is way bigger than 28 feet long

    #9 by GoD — February 19, 2008 @ 10:54 am

  10. For all the closed minded people that don’t think snakes can reach over 35 ft and over 900pds. Put your dumb asses on a plane and fly to these countrys and use your bodys as bait. So me and the rest of us who know snakes can get this size and bigger can pay to watch you dumb asses get eaten..

    #10 by Stephanie — February 25, 2008 @ 8:01 am

  11. that snake is a big ass snake i have ever seen

    #11 by bolin — April 24, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  12. Wow, its ridiculous how worked up you people get. I claim ignorance, i have no clue how big the snake is, but regardless, it should be considered with awe. That is a huge an powerful creature. and for those of you telling people to pull their heads out of their asses, read some encyclopedias, and maybe two things will happen, you will know whether or not they are right, and you might be able to come up with better insults. all you are doing is displaying how ignorant and redneck you are. as for “GOD”, get a life. Oh, and btw, at least according to the Dallas Aquarium, the largest anaconda is 33 ft in length. So you bums, stop proclaiming your ignorance for the world to revel in, and get a life.

    #12 by Abby — May 9, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

  13. My question is: why is that idiot in there with a constrictor???

    #13 by Thor — May 9, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

  14. i am going to make a bigger snake for earthlings. enjoy this one while u can. i will make it female and pregnant. its offspring will annihilate all who stand against me and all who defy me and all who sin against me. REPENT AND THOU SHALL BE SAVED!!!

    #14 by GOD — May 17, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

  15. First off i will like to start off by saying dont be an idiot all your lives and who ever by god is your really wierd i have been dealing with snakes for about 15+ years and for one i will agree with abby on you never no how big these snakes will get, and it is true that we ahve probably lost some of the biggest ones the world could have seen from people in fear of the animal, so only time will tell we might get to see one that 35 ft plus so dont be surprised, im working on one my self to tell you the truth

    #15 by Certifiyed Goon — May 26, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  16. yes the story is fake…….CHECK OUT THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER DATED MONDAY JANUARY 2004 ( ONLINE )IT GIVES A VERY ACCURATE DESCRIPTON OF THE ANKE AND ITS TRU SIZE ( 6.5-7 METRES )…THERE ARE ALSO OTHER ARTICLS BACKING THIS UP

    #16 by dean — June 1, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  17. i know a pretty good amount about snakes and retics r supposed to be skinny in body size compared to other large snakes
    i can tell you that this snake tops 30 feet for the simple fact thats its bigger around than a grown man and retics at 20ft are usualy about as big around as a soccer ball

    #17 by pat — June 21, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  18. thats a big ass snake. but unlike like u ass holes leaving comments and bashing each other we will say my dicks bigger and i win. and im gonna say again thats a big ass snake.

    #18 by porch monkey — August 29, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

  19. this is big snake of the world.i m not see the snake this type and it my goodness. see the snake

    #19 by Nishant Tyagi — October 13, 2008 @ 5:16 am

  20. i dont think that snake is 49 feet but it is one of the biggest rect i have ever seen but not 49 feet why dont they just measure it da

    #20 by young ken — October 14, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  21. This is all one big lie….come on

    #21 by tonya — October 17, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  22. Actually this snake is real and was just featured on Animal planet. It is just shy of 50 ft. and weighs almost 1000 lbs.

    #22 by tom — October 21, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

  23. all i know you wouldnt catch me in a cage with that thing ive also heard of spiders growing to the size of bath tubs but know one has caught one .the reason for this is the guy got eaten by the spider probably so for those people who think they cant exsistyour right they do but i wouldnt want to run in to one snake or spider of that size and be told to capture it by some scientist.let them do it them selves.god has made some pretty impressive things out there so dont be suprised if they grow alittle too.

    #23 by bobacus — November 3, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

  24. This snake was featured on Animal Planet.

    #24 by Greg — November 5, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

  25. I AM FROM INDONESIA AND THERE’S NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE IN THIS WORLD YOU DUMB ASS..
    TRY TO OPEN YOUR MIND AND THINK OUT OF THE BOX!!
    AND ONE MORE ANIMAL THAT YOU ALL DOESN’T HAVE IN YOUR COUNTRY..IT’S COMODO DRAGON WHICH IT LIVE FROM MILLION YEARS AGO!!
    SCREW YOUR LIVE!!YOU LIVE IN 1ST WORLD COUNTRY BUT YOUR HEAD AND YOUR MIND WERE FROM 3RD WORLD COUNTRY -LMFAO-

    #25 by Hanif — April 15, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

  26. i’m from indonesia too.. in our country still unspoiled forest area.. in the hinterlands of many people who find snakes python reticulatus with size 30 feet or more. they just chose to avoid the fear and do not take pictures because they do not have a camera. local television broadcasts were often covered the discovery reticulatus measuring 30 feet. this is already familiar to us. so friends from outside came the occasional hold a search then you would be surprised if it thinks that the snake might not be that long. thanks:)

    #26 by silver — August 31, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

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