2009-10-08 / Features

Ohio Zoo Python May Be Largest Captivity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A python sold to an Ohio zoo in 2008 by an Oklahoma City man is being checked to determine if it’s now the longest snake in captivity.

Fluffy is a more than 24-foot long reticulated python that raised from a hatchling by snake breeder and herpetologist Bob Clark. He sold the python to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio in January 2008 after first loaning it to the zoo in January 2007.

The record-holding longest snake died last year. Now Guinness World Records U.S. marketing manager Philip Robertson says researchers visited the zoo last week with a string to measure Fluffy.

Robertson said the record is expected to be decided next year.

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