Today in nope, no thanks: construction workers conducting a flyover at a building site in Malaysia spotted what is believed to be the world’s longest snake.
The 26-foot-long reticulated python was found in a tourist area on Penang Island, hiding under a tree and laying eggs, The Guardian reported.
The men captured the snake and took photos. It then laid one egg and fell “quiet,” dying shortly after, a civil defense official told the BBC. The cause was likely stress related to the capture.
If its size is confirmed, the massive snake would take the cake as the world’s biggest, though it didn’t live very long in captivity.
The current record holder is Medusa, a snake of the same species that resides at The Edge of Hell Haunted House in Kansas City, Missouri.
Medusa could not be reached for comment.
The Guinness Book of Records says Medusa “clocked in” at 25 feet, 2 inches long when it was measured on Oct. 12, 2011, and that it required 15 men to hold the snake, which subsists on a diet of boar and deer, for the measurement.
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