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RE: World record snake caught?

>From someone in the know, who is trying to acquire the snake
for an American Zoo, the snake is nowhere near 49' in length.

Chalk it up to media hype. When it all comes out in the wash the
snake will be nearer 25' (still largest in captivity) and closer
to 350 or 400 lbs.

This is what I'm hearing from my Indo contacts.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 9:19 AM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: World record snake caught?

If anything the half tonne weight is on the low side for a snake of such
length, the constrictors tend to be massive. Should be cautious about this
verification is presented.

G Paul