Is that the world's longest snake, or just the grossest?
Animal researchers may overstate things from time to time, pimping their latest discoveries as the greatest, most important contributions to the study of nature. But when a biologist speaks in exclamation points, perhaps it's best to listen.
At least, that was the case late this summer, when an American ecologist was forced to yelp "She was a beast!" after discovering one long, slithering nightmare in the Florida Everglades. In August, researchers found a massive 17 foot, seven inch Burmese python, a record size for the state. Certainly, the snake, which weighed more than 160 pounds, was a scary find, but it's not the only record-breaking animal to have popped up recent years. Click through to read more exclamation-worthy stories, from the world's tallest dog to an insect so loud it sounds like a power tool.
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Date 14-04-18, Duration 1:30, Views 1226
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