NANFA-- "Longest" snake shrinks!

Sajjad Lateef (
Wed, 7 Jan 2004 08:57:48 -0800 (PST)

World's 'Longest Snake' Comes Up Short

KENDAL, Indonesia (Reuters) - It's still a big snake, just not a

When a recreation park in Indonesia put a huge reticulated python on
show last week, keepers insisted to reporters it was 49 feet long. That
made it the longest ever caught.

But amid growing skepticism of the claim, a photographer working for
Reuters returned to the Curugsewu park in the small central Java town
of Kendal Wednesday with a measuring tape. The snake's true length --
around 21 feet


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