These Are the 8 Biggest Snakes in the United States Today

Reticulated Python

The biggest snake in the US, reticulated pythons can reach 32 feet, live in various habitats, kill by constriction, and have brown bodies with black-bordered diamond-shaped markings.

Green Anaconda

Green anacondas, the heaviest snake in the US, reach 30 feet, weigh up to 550 pounds, live near water, are apex predators, and have olive-green bodies with black blotches.

Central African Rock Python

Central African rock pythons, reaching 20 feet, have brown bodies with black-bordered dark brown blotches, are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and eat anything they can catch.

Southern African Rock Python

Southern African rock pythons can grow up to 16 feet, are typically 9-13 feet long, and have brown bodies with dark brown blotches; an established population exists in Texas.

Burmese Python

Burmese pythons, reaching 16 feet, inhabit the Florida Everglades, are invasive, prey on endangered species, and have dark brown bodies with black-bordered blotches.

Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictors, or red-tailed boas, can reach 15 feet, live in southern US regions, are excellent climbers and swimmers, and have cream, gray, or brown bodies with reddish-brown saddle markings.

Asiatic Rock Python

Asiatic rock pythons, around 10 feet long, have yellowish bodies with tan and dark brown blotches, were introduced via the pet trade, and pose a threat to native wildlife in several states.

Eastern Indigo Snake

The largest native US snake, the eastern indigo snake, reaches 9.2 feet, lives in the southeastern region, has smooth blueish-black bodies, and preys on small mammals, birds, lizards, and amphibians.