What is the biggest snake in the world? With more than 3,000 species of snakes living around the globe, there are a lot of candidates to consider.
The largest snakes listed here were chosen because of their extraordinary length. The snakes with tremendous length combined with a large weight ranked even higher on the list.
The amethystine python (Morelia amethistina) can grow to a length of 27 feet and weigh 33 pounds. Females are usually larger than males. This reptile lives in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Its habitat includes tropical forests, savannas, and shrublands. The conservation status of this snake is Least Concern with a stable population.
A reticulated python (Python reticulatus) can grow to a length of 29 feet and has a weight of up to 595 pounds! It’s called a reticulated python because of the mixed pattern of its brownish-yellow and black scales. The female reticulated python is usually larger than the male. This reptile lives in the rainforests and marshes of southeast Asia, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Their conservation status is Least Concern.
The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is the biggest snake in the world! It grows to a length of 30 feet and can weigh up to 550 pounds. If you stretched out a green anaconda to its full length, it would be about as long as the average school bus! Normally, female green anacondas are larger than males.
The snake that claims the title of biggest in the world lives in the Amazon rainforests and swamps of Brazil. They are carnivores capturing their prey of wild pigs and deer by wrapping their tremendous bodies around them and squeezing until the prey is dead.