Longest Snake Ever in Captivity - Medusa

A python named as Medusa recorded to the Guinness world records 2013 by holding a title called longest snake ever in captivity. She is long 7.67 meters (25 feet 2 inches) and weighs 158.8 kilogram (350-pound) and needs at least 15 people to hold her.

This Python owned by Full Moon Productions in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The reptile, lives in the Edge of Hell haunted house attraction in Kansas City, and it needs about 40lb animal in a week but could easily eat something weighing more than 100lbs.

The python’s diet consists of a mixture of rabbits, hogs and deer, served to her every two weeks. The 8 years old reptile is known as ‘the sloppiest eater within attraction’, who accidentally bite into herself instead of her dinner.

According to Medusa's handler and Edge of Hell's general manager, Larry Edgar, "We try to keep Medusa well-fed and slightly out of reach as there have been instances with Reticulated Pythons where they've had to cut people out of them! We never underestimate that she does always have the upper-hand."

Medusa inherits the title from the previous record holder, Fluffy, another Reticulated Python from Ohio's Columbus Zoo who measured in at 24 ft long. The reptile was 18 years old and still 24 ft long and died of an apparent tumor.

The Reticulated Python species dates back to the prehistoric era and is one of the largest snakes on the globe.
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A Baby Girl (Audrina Cardenas) Born with her Heart outside

Audrina Cardenas, a baby girl who was born October 15, 2012, with a rare genetic deformity known as "ectopia cordis", in which part of the heart grows outside the chest. This condition affect for one person out of 8 million people in the world and nine patients out of 10 patients who affected this condition was dying in birth or after the first three days of birth.

Audrina with breastplate

Audrina, girl with her heart outside

But showing a miracle this baby girl survived after the unbelievable six-hour, open-heart surgery the day after Audrina's delivery conducted by multidisciplinary team of surgeons in Texas Children's Hospital,  where they reconstructed her chest cavity to make space for the one-third of her heart that was outside of her body.

Audrina wearing a pink chest shield made by doctors because the heart doesn’t protected by the breastplate and surrounding tissue and exposed to the outside world is very vulnerable to infections.
Cardenas's mother Ashley Cardenas told that she knew about her daughter's condition when she was 16 weeks pregnant.

Doctor inspecting Audrina
Audrina, the baby with her heart outside

"They gave me the option to terminate the pregnancy, continue with the pregnancy and do something called comfort care at the time of delivery, where instead of doing anything painful to her or do surgery they let you spend as much time with her until she passes, or opt for a high-risk surgery to help repair the heart. As soon as I made my decision to continue with the pregnancy, the physicians in Midland referred me to Texas Children's Hospital where a team of miracle workers provided the specialized treatment and care my baby and I both needed," she said. Further she articulated her gratitude for the team of doctors that worked determinedly to save her daughter's life.

Audrina Smiling

This was a one incredible medical miracle happened in the world so far. You can see video of the baby's heart beating here.

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