Medusa, an 8-year-old giant of a python, measures 25 feet and 2 inches inlength, and has just been named the longest snake ever in captivity by theGuinness World Records, landing with a 350-lb. thud in the 2013 edition of therecord books.
"We try to keep Medusa well fed and slightly out of reach as there havebeen instances with reticulated pythons where they've had to cut people out ofthem!" handler Larry Edgar said in a statement. "We neverunderestimate that she does always have the upper hand."