If you’re like Indiana Jones and don’t like snake, you might want to look away now (or, y’know, just man up and stop being scared). This incredible python was found this week on a building site on Penang island in Malayasia, and measured 26 ft (eight metres), and weighed around 250kg. Construction workers spotted it under a tree, and it took the Civil Defence Department half an hour to capture it.

The Guinness Book of Records currently says the world’s longest snake, a python in captivity in Kansas, is 7.67 metres (25ft 2 in) long — which would make this one the new record holder. However, the Malaysian python reportedly died not long after being found, following it giving birth, so its length could not be confirmed.

[via Independent]