As late as 2009, a fossil snake was found that deserves the title as the world’s biggest snake or the biggest snake of all times. The snake, probably a non-venomous boa constrictor was found close to Equator. Its size is estimated to have been approx. 43 feet (13 meters); its weight was estimated to 2300 pounds (1140 kg).
It is estimated that in order to sustain itself, this gigantic snake would have needed a temperature of about 90 degrees fahrenheit which was also the temperature in Equator 60 million years ago.
The biggest snakes today are not 43 feet long. The biggest snakes today are much smaller. The biggest snake held in captivity is probably «fluffy». Although there may be bigger snakes out in the wild, this snake, a reticulated python, has a length of 24 feet.
In 2009, a 49 feet long but only 984 pound snake was found in Indonesia. This snake is probably not only the longest snake living today it is probably also the world’s biggest snake.
The biggest venomous snake in the world is the king cobra. King cobras can reach lengths of up to 20 feet.