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Old 07-01-03, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oldest Snake?

We've had the question of who has the longest snake. I was just curious who has the oldest snake. I'm sure mine is nowhere near the oldest, but my albino burm is 3 years old. I'd be interested to know everyones oldest.
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The oldest snake to ever live was a 48.5 year old ball python. It was owned by the Philadelphia Zoo and was bought as a juvenile. So it was probbably more like 50 years old. But since they didn't have an exact date of birth, they gave the title of oldest snake to a 40 yr, 3 months, 14 day old boa. Though officially it is the oldest snake, we all know that the ball python truly claims that title. Besides who's to say Guiness is right about everything? Interesting fact here, the Philadelphia Zoo owned both of these animals, they must be doing something right! If only they had an exact date on that ball python it would claim the title.....

And I think we all know the reticulated python claims the title as longest snake. 32 feet 10 inches in the record, lets see anyone try and beat that! Though that is only the official one. There is no doubt in my mind that there hasn't been a 40 foot snake out there. In fact people in africa tell stories of large constrictors being 50 feet long. Though most I'm sure are over exagerated, there could be some truth in some of them. Guiness only marks down records where they have absolute 100% proof.
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I have a pair of normal burms, the female is 17 and the male is just going on 15. No where near the record, but not bad.

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I'm curious to know how many people here have a python named Monty. I know of 2 so far...
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I'm curious to know how many people here have a python named Monty. I know of 2 so far...
I have a Monty and a Cleese (above mentioned ages).

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What type of snake is that in your avatar?

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Asian vine snake. Ahaetulla prasina I think. Rear fanged and really nice!
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i have a ball python named pixlehe is aboy 4 months old i bet that would beat the record lol
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I used to have a Monty. It was the first python I ever owned a WC BP about 15 years ago. I thought the Monty thing was original at the time.
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SK is right... a 7 year old asian vine, named Kermit.

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Beautiful snake Ham,he looks like a Kermit.
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