Thursday, October 28, 2010
Longest Snake in Captivity Dies From Cancer
The world's longest snake living in captivity -- a 24-foot python called Fluffy -- has died due to an apparent tumour, say keepers at Ohio's Columbus Zoo. The 18-years-old, 300-pound Reticulated Python apparently held the title of longest snake (in captivity) by Guinness World Records. A necropsy performed at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine revealed the presence of a mass on her ovary. This snake did not break the record size attained by Collossus at the Pittsburgh Zoo, which reached 28.5 ft.