New World's Longest Snake Is 25-Ft. Python

09/21/2012 at 05:05 PM EDT

World's Longest Snake Is 25-Ft. Python
Medusa and friends
Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
A frightfully large beast slithers through the Edge of Hell – which is, funnily enough, located in Kansas City, Mo. – but she's getting her moment in the sun.

Medusa, an 8-year-old giant of a python, measures 25 feet and 2 inches in length, and has just been named the longest snake ever in captivity by the Guinness World Records, landing with a 350-lb. thud in the 2013 edition of the record books.

The snake lives in the Edge of Hell, a haunted house attraction located within a brick warehouse, and prefers to stay "coiled up in a nook," according to a press release.

On top of being huge, she has a reputation for being "the sloppiest eater" when having her meals of rabbits, hogs and deer, and has actually bitten herself instead of her dinner.



"We try to keep Medusa well fed and slightly out of reach as there have been instances with reticulated pythons where they've had to cut people out of them!" handler Larry Edgar said in a statement. "We never underestimate that she does always have the upper hand."

People might not even notice Medusa, despite her gargantuan size. When the haunted house has visitors, she goes into performance mode, staying very still as people pass by.

Can't get enough pet news? See more on PEOPLE Pets

Giggy Throws Tea Party for Famous Friends

Maggie Rizer's Dog Dies on Airline Flight


Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Latest Photos

Stars and Their Pets

Amber's Puppy Pick-Me-Up

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters