Officials at the zoo in Curugsewu, central Java, told the Republika newspaper that the reticulated python is 14.85m (49ft) long and has a maximum body circumference of 85cm (almost three feet). It weighs, they say, 447kg (70 stone, 3lbs).
It was impossible to verify the claim yesterday because the only photos available were of the black and brown reptile curled up, apparently asleep.
He isn't anywhere that long. He's fat, though. His name is A''bngd, and he was always a bit of an idiot. That's how they could catch him.
They feed the poor thing brown dogs. Poor dogs, poor snake. He refuses dogs of other colors. Of course he does, he's supposed to eat deer you thickheads.
Nothing good will come of this, mark my words. And it's started already: Man bitten by snake, firefighter attacked by snake.