India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Asiatic reticulated python (Python reticulatus) is the world's longest snake with adults growing to a maximum length of more than 32 feet (9.75 m) . However, they are relatively slim for their length and are certainly not the most heavily built. The anaconda (Eunectes murinus), are heavier. The reticulated python is a non-venomous python species found in Southeast Asia. Normally not considered dangerous to man, even though large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult and attacks are occasionally reported.The largest reticulated python ever found in the wild was reported in 1912 from the island of Celebes (now known as Sulawesi) in Indonesia. This snake measured almost thirty-three feet.

An excellent swimmer, it has even been reported far out at sea and has consequently colonized many small islands within its range. The specific name is Latin meaning net-like, or reticulated, and is a reference to the complex color pattern. No subspecies are currently recognized.

The color pattern is a complex geometric pattern that incorporates numerous different colors. The back typically has a series of irregular diamond shapes which are flanked by smaller markings with light centers. In this species' wide range, much variation of size, color, and markings commonly occurs.

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