Hard to swallow?

Reticulated python may be largest snake in the world

Source: John Aglionby
Guardian December 30 2003 p3

Officials from Curugsewu zoo, Indonesia, claim to have a reticulated python that is 14.85 metres, or 49 feet long, which would mean that this is the largest snake ever captured. The snake was found in Sumatra in 2002, and was reportedly four metres longer, but part of the snake was cut off because it contained undigested food, a rotting deer. The snake is fed on three or four dogs per month. Reticulated pythons have been known to attack humans, but generally prefer other food.