Record python

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

HE’S be­lieved to be the largest Aus­tralian na­tive snake in cap­tiv­ity and, at his an­nual health check-up, Max­imus the scrub python has mea­sured in at a gi­gan­tic 5.1m. At his home at Cur­rumbin Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary on the Gold Coast, Max­imus has been fed a diet of rab­bits over sum­mer to bulk up. How­ever, de­spite ex­tend­ing out from 4.8m, he ac­tu­ally shed weight, now at 25kg, down from his pre­vi­ous 27kg when he was last weighed and mea­sured in 2008.

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