A missing man in Indonesia was found in the stomach of a 20-foot-long snake believed to be a reticulated python on Monday. Where do reticulated pythons fall on the list of largest snakes in the world?
A missing man in Indonesia was found in the stomach of a 20-foot-long snake believed to be a reticulated python on Monday. Where do reticulated pythons fall on the list of largest snakes in the world? (Tribun Timur/YouTube)
A close relative to the Burmese python, the Indian python can grow to be nearly 350 pounds, although they typically weight around 200 pounds. The pythons are carnivores, and live off birds and small mammals.
African Rock Python have a reputation for being deadly to humans. In 2013, National Geographic reported that two boy were killed by this species of python. The snakes can grow to be over 20 feet long, and 200 pounds.
Reticulated pythons are typically 10 to 20 feet long, but have grown to be up to 32 feet long, and 350 pounds. The reticulated python was likely responsible for killing an Indonesian man on March 27, 2017.
Burmese pythons can grow to be at least 23 feet long, and weight more than 200 pounds. Burmese pythons eat a diet of birds and small mammals. Although native to southeast Asia, they have been introduced into the population in Florida.
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The green anaconda can grow to be 20 to 30 feet long, and 550 pounds, according to National Geographic. The green anaconda is native to northern sections of South America. The snake is capable of consuming wild pigs, deer and turtles.
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