Longest-ever captured python found on a Malaysian building site, has died, officials say.
The 26ft-long snake was spotted on April 7 under a fallen tree on the island of Penang.
According to Guinness World Record, the current record for longest snake ever caught is 7.67m.
Medusa, a reticulated python weighing 348.3 lbs, is kept at a haunted house in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Malaysian snake, also thought to be a reticulated python, has not been officially measured by record keepers.
It weighed 551lbs and took 30 minutes to rescue.
The python was due to be transferred to the government’s Department of Wildlife before it died.