Atlanta 10/29/2010 9:51:32 PM
News / Nature

World's Longest Snake Dead

Fluffy the Python Snake who was the longest living snake lives no more

The Columbus, Ohio Zoo and Aquarium has pronounced their prized python dead.  The snake, which was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest living snake, had apparently died of a tumor.

Nicknamed Fluffy, the snake was 24 feet long and was nearly as thick as a telephone pole.  That's nearly as long as a moving van.  Fluffy had drawn large crowds to the zoo since she was brought there in the year 2007.  She was 18 years old.