Have you ever heard of the Amazon? And I mean the rain forest, not the online shopping site. Well, for those who don’t know the Amazon, it is in South America and covers up most of Brazil and Peru, and some of Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador. It’s the biggest tropical rain forest in the world, filled with thousands of different species of plants, insects, birds, fishes, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. So it’s basically filled with living organisms; it is filled with life, life with varying sizes, lengths, and weights. And it is also home to the world’s biggest snake. But wait. What is the biggest snake in the world?
There are some ways in determining the biggest. If you mean, the biggest in terms of length, then it is the reticulated python. And the reticulated python is not found in the Amazon Rain forest. The reticulated python is found mainly in the Southeast Asia, in the countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, and the rest. Reticulated pythons can grow up to the length of 30 feet. One reticulated python was even recorded to have a length of 33 feet. So yes, these pythons sure are big in terms of length.
However, what is the biggest snake in the world in terms of mass? Well, there is such a snake that grows up to around 25 feet, only 5 feet shorter than the reticulated python, but can weigh up to 500 pounds. It is heavier than any reticulated python has ever weighed; most pythons only weigh over 300 pounds. Then this snake sure is huge, bigger than any of the reticulated pythons encountered. And this snake is the anaconda. The anaconda is found mainly in the Amazon. It lives along the Amazon River.
So what is the biggest snake in the world? Well, there are two. In terms of length, it is the reticulated python of the Southeast Asia. In terms of weight or mass, it is the anaconda of the Amazon. One thing common between these two giant snakes, other than their sheer size that is, is that both of them are members of the boa constrictor family. It means they use their length and their weight to prey on their victims. So they don’t just grow big for nothing; it is actually their size that they use to live. So when talking about these snakes, the reticulated python and the anaconda, size sure does matter.