Python captured in Malaysia

Python captured in Malaysia

Members of Malaysia’s Civil Defence Department hold a python believed to be 8 metres long and found on Penang island. Photograph: Herme Herisyam, Malaysia’s Civil Defence Force.

In April 2016, a huge python caught on a construction site in Penang island, Malaysia. According to the Malaysia Civil Defence Department authorities, it was 8 meter (26.2 feet) in length and about 250 kg (551.15 pound) in weight. It was longer and heavier than Medusa (Guinness World Records Book still recognizes Medusa as the longest snake ever in captivity). It was a pregnant female. Unfortunately, the snake died three days after being captured. She first gave birth, then died.

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