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Worlds Largest Snakes Cobra Rattlesnake Python Boa Dangerous Longest Strongest Most Poisonous

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Published on Mar 14, 2009

Video shows the dangerous activity of handling some of the world's largest, most hazardous, and venomous snakes. It compares and contrasts these snakes. Both reaching for, handling, and letting loose these serpents could be life-threatening. They are strong and powerful with instant reflexes. The can strike and constrict with lightening speed. Their poison bite can be deadly. (Many snakes are beneficial.) (No animals were harmed in the making of this video. Fluffy is hand reared, tame, and in a top zoo.)

Shown first, is Fluffy a reticulated python, Python reticulatus, considered the world's largest exhibited snake. She is over 24 feet long, 300 pounds, and 15 years old. She is shown during an enrichment session, where she was moved to a much larger enclosure (the world's largest indoor pachyderm exhibit - a secure location) and turned loose. These sessions allow Fluffy to exercise and explore. (The elephants and rhinos were kept out during her session.)

The 2011 Guinness World Records book shows Fluffy the reticulated python from Columbus Zoo, Ohio, as the longest snake in custody, at 24ft (7.3m).

These unusual videos show an active snakes exhibiting a full range of behavior - swimming, walking, and climbing, instantly striking, coiling, attacking, and engulfing prey. These videos show exactly how dangerous snakes can be. Although some snakes may appear lethargic, they can be strong and fast. Some are the worlds most venomous snakes.

*** Boa vs. Python How does a boa differ from a python? How do venomous snakes differ from constrictors? How do these snakes contrast and compare?

Snakes are dangerous because some can kill. Several kinds of dangerous snakes exist, those that kill or injure by venomous bite and those that harm or kill by wrapping around prey and suffocating it (constrictors). Some of constrictors are the well-known giant snakes and include boa constrictors (shown), reticulated pythons (shown), and anacondas (shown). The two groups of giants, pythons and boas (the anaconda is a species of boa) have things in common-they are constrictors, and they are primitive snakes with two lungs and remnants of hind legs and pelvic bones. However pythons have one more head bone than boas and additional teeth. Pythons are generally found in the Old World, eg., Asia, Africa, Australia, whereas boas in both the New and Old Worlds. Pythons lay eggs while boas give birth.

Resembles Harry Potter Voldemort's Nagini

Other snakes are dangerous because they are venomous, such as the cobra and rattlesnake. Both constrictors and venomous snakes can strike with their mouth. Snakes are generally predators that can unhinge their jaw and swallow prey whole. ***

Two boas are shown here, the Madagascar Tree Boa, Sanzinia madagascarlensls, which is often in trees and gives birth to live young, and a picture of a giant anaconda (33 ft.).

Three pythons are shown: 1 Fluffy, shown above. 2. The Burmese Python, python molurus bivittatus, which like other pythons is maternal. The female coils around her eggs to incubate them. She generates heat to keep them warm through twitching movements. This python is shown striking, instantly constricting around, and engulfing prey. It is also shown being moved by keeper-dangerous.

Another of the worlds largest snakes is the Australian scrub python, Amethystine python, which can grow to almost 26 feet long. They are good swimmers. These are very aggressive, dangerous snakes, which are very active. Video shows them striking and engulfing prey and striking each other.

Among the venomous snakes shown is the Eastern Daimond back Rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus, which is the largest living rattlesnake and can grow to up to 8 feet. Its fangs drip venom. It is shown rattling, being fed, and one snake strikes at another. They are pit vipors.

The King cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, is the worlds largest venomous snake, which can grow to almost 22 feet long. They can raise their head up to 6 feet above the ground. Its venom can kill a person with a single bite. The mortality rate may be 75 %.

Thayers Kingsnake, Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri, and the Green tree python, Morelia viridis, are also shown.

The Columbus Zoo in top rated in the US.

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