Top 10 Biggest Snakes In The World
Big includes both size and weight The snakes highlighted here are both extraordinarily long and heavy. We’ll let you know which is the heaviest snake in the world and which is the longest snake in the world.
We kept the best for the last, meaning we’ll begin with number 10 and work our way to the biggest snake of them all.
10. Olive Python
The olive python is a native of Australia and identifiable by its unique coloring. The Olive python is scientifically known as the Liasis olivaceus. There are two subspecies of the olive python: the L.O Barroni and the L.O. Olivaceus.
The former is the larger of the two. It can grow to over 13 feet in length. The latter is usually between 6.5 feet to almost 10 feet long. The olive python is not venomous. Its daily diet consists of mammals, birds and other reptiles. A similar snake to this Australian python is the poisonous Mulga ( Pseudechis australis).
9. Black Mamba
The black mamba is a large venomous snake from Africa. It is the second most venomous snake in the world. It can cause kill a human within 45 minutes of biting. The scientific name is Dendroaspis polylepis.
The Black Mamba can be as long as 13 feet. The longest black Mamba ever recorded measured 14.11 feet. This incredible snake is also the fastest snake in the world. It is aggressive by nature and will strike without provocation. So, next time you visit Africa, be on the lookout.
8. Boa Constrictor