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The Oldest Snake

The oldest reliable age recorded for a snake is 40 years 3 months 14 days for a male common boa (Boa constrictor constrictor) named 'Popeye', which died at Philadelphia Zoo, Pennsylvania, USA, on 15th April 1977. In the wild, the oldest natural longevity known is 30 years for the black ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta).

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