World’s Longest Captive Snake Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 27th, 2010

The world’s longest snake died unexpectedly on October 26, 2010, night at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

Fluffy, a gigantic reticulated python who had called the zoo home since March 2007, died of an apparent tumor, zoo officials announced on October 27.

Fluffy, 18, was 24 feet long and 300 pounds. The snake was named the world’s longest by the Guinness Book of World Records, 10TV’s Danielle Elias reported.

See Boss Snakes: Stories and Sightings of Giant Snakes in North America for more on this topic.


Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

2 Responses to “World’s Longest Captive Snake Dies”

  1. herrback responds:

    Sad to hear that Fluffy died. I had a chance to see him in September 2007 with my sons. I always thought it was a funny name for a snake but when you are that big it doesn’t really matter what they call you.

  2. ILoveSnakes responds:

    Poor Fluffy! 🙁

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