World's Longest Snake Dies: 'Fluffy' Dies of Apparent Tumor
The World's Longest Snake, a Reticulated Python Named Fluffy, Has Died At Her Home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Fluffy was not your typical 18-year-old. She was 24 feet long, 300 pounds and could kill anyone in an instant, but staff at the Columbus Zoo say she was a gentle creature and she will be missed.
"She was greatly loved here by the staff, mainly because she was a gentle snake," said zoo spokeswoman Carrie Pratt.
According to WBNS, Fluffy died of an apparent tumor on Tuesday night, and preliminary findings revealed a mass on her ovary.
She was named to the Guinness Book of World Records as reticulated pythons are usually between 10 to 20 feet in length and Fluffy was 24 feet.
She came to the zoo on a loan, but after so many flocked to see her, it became her permanent home and the staff loved taking care of her.
Now the title in the Guinness Book is back up for grabs.