RECENT are shown an aerial photograph which makes Malaysia a scene. A giant snake swimming in the river Baleh, Sibu, Sarawak, northern Borneo that are in Malaysia.
Borneo giant snake in Borneo Giant Snake Photos
A photograph of a giant snake seen swimming melenggak-swing at a tropical river surrounded by forest peat. Black snake was very big, almost meets the river located in the middle of a lush swamp forest. Water lapped at the left side. Reportedly, the photo was taken from a helicopter, 11 February 2009.
That photo is a wide debate in Malaysia currently. Borneo does have giant snakes. But so far, a large snake is a kind of newly discovered or python or python snake Borneo society called fields, dozens of meters long.
But the snake that looks at the photographs and circulated widely on the internet, including Youtube, much longer and larger than python for these findings. Estimated length of 100 feet or about 33 meters.
Picture was taken by the flood disaster area team members who then published by the Messenger of Sarawak, a local newspaper last week. New Straits Times in Kuala Lumpur, also load the image which is then released by The Telegraph, UK.
There are also who does not believe the picture and thought engineering alone. This is because too distant shooting snakes. True or not, the photo was made public around Sarawak, particularly Sibu, frightened. Therefore, the river is the lifeblood of this community for transportation.
Based on the legend that lived in the local community, is believed about the anaconda in the region named Nabau. According to belief, Nabau is a snake with a length of 80 meters with a dragon head and seven nostrils. Villagers who live on the river Baleh Borneo believe the mythical creature. In addition, people are often seen large snakes in the region.
Well, the question is, when the photo was genuine, whether it's a snake that looks kind of python or anaconda? Until now it has not found any anacondas in Borneo, except in the movie Anaconda: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid is selling it.
Record for the longest snake today is anaconda (eunectes) from Amazon. Anaconda is the boa family. The new long anaconda found was 50 feet, but scientists believe there is a long anaconda 80 feet, even 100 feet from the snake skin findings by British scientists on an expedition in 1992. In the Anaconda family, according to environmental website Mongabay, the largest is the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus). Length at 43 meters.
Python Asia is the second longest snake. Scientists call it the Asiatic Reticulated Python (python reticulatus). Longest python found in the area 33 feet in length Borneo, and is the longest python world record today. The scientists believe the long python can reach 50 feet or about 15 meters.
The difference is more slender and expert anaconda swim. While python fatter and just like the humidity, not in water. Anaconda bites its prey to death before swallowing, while Python uses his powers to wrap prey until his bones broken or does not move anymore, then swallowed whole.
Early in February, the scientists found the fossil snake weighing a small car. The snake was estimated to be crushed cow-sized animals. Along the 45 foot monster named Titanoboa very large and live by eating crocodiles and giant turtles. Weighed about 1.25 tons. He used to crawl around the tropical forests of South America 60 years ago. (*) COMPASS
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