The length of the creatures known to science
• The length of the creatures known to science
People can be high or low, thin or thick, but we never estimate the length of our body. This may explain why long creatures always attract our eye. And in any discussion about long animals have indisputable leaders: snakes. Here are some of the most important representatives of the reptiles.
Length: 4, 5 meters
One bite of the black mamba is enough to knock the buffalo. But man has almost no chance to survive the poison too quickly spreads throughout the body. Everything else, this snake is incredibly fast and capable of developing up to 19 km / h on level ground.
Length: 4 m
Cinema boa turned into dangerous creatures that can grow to incredible sizes. In reality, however, the length of an ordinary Python does not exceed four meters, and it feeds on small mammals and birds.
Length: 5, 6 meters
And this - the largest of the troop of poisonous snakes. The average length of the king cobra - about 4 meters champion also reached a five and a half meters.
Length: 6 meters Externally, the Indian python is very similar to the Burmese: it is even called a light tiger python. Indian reddish color patches of different strips, arranged on the sides of the trunk.
Length: 9 to 15 meters
Burmese, or dark tiger python is able to grow to 9, 15 meters - such was caught by zoologists in Cuba. However, most of the length of this species does not exceed five meters.
The giant anaconda
Length: 11, 43m
Currently, the longest anaconda snake in the world is that donated to the New York Zoological Society. Nine hundred and thirty meters and kilograms - a dangerous combination of parameters. But a few years before the Colombian farmers stumbled upon a still larger specimens: anaconda caught them reached almost twelve meters in length.
Length: 12 meter 2
The longest snake in the world. Most often found in nature specimens of 7-7, 5 meters, but in a zoo in Australia for a long time lived the champion, python Dave, who grew right up to 12, 2 meters.