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Medusa, World's Longest Snake, Slithers To Guinness World Record

09/21/2012 04:04 pm ET

A reticulated python has slithered into a place where few snakes have gone: Guinness World Records.

She's named Medusa and the 25-foot-long, two-inch, 350-pounder has been confirmed as the longest snake ever in captivity in the Guinness World Records 2013 edition.

The 8 years old reptile is on display at The Edge Of Hell, a haunted attraction based in Kansas City. Mo., and spends her days helping to scare up business by scaring customers who are already afraid of snakes -- not just gigantic ones.

Medusa's handler Larry Edgar says, “We try to keep Medusa well-fed and slightly out of reach as there have been instances with Reticulated Pythons where they’ve had to cut people out of them!

"We never underestimate that she does always have the upper-hand.”

So far, Medusa does pretty well on a diet that includes rabbits, hogs and deer, served to her every two weeks.

Medusa inherits the title from the previous record holder, Fluffy, another Reticulated Python from Ohio’s Columbus Zoo, who measured in at 24 feet long.

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