PHOTO: World's Longest Snake

PHOTO: World's Longest Snake

Medusa isn't just any old python - at 25'2" long, she's the longest reticulated python in the world - and the longest ever held in captivity.

PHOTO: World's Longest Snake

 

Just look at how many costumed people it takes just to show the thing off (don't count, it's 15). The 350-pound python, now a proud member of Guinness World Records, was recently put on display at the Edge of Hell haunted house attraction in Kansas City (thus all the costumes).

"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," Edge of Hell general manager Larry Edgar says on the haunted house's Web site. "We never underestimate that she does always have the upper-hand."

Larry helps Medusa to shed - and if the snake has any trouble getting some of her skin off, he's been known to nudge him and let him know. Just don't get too close, Larry. The snake doesn't eat often, but when she does... look out. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Medusa eats a 40-pound meal... but only once a week.

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