Atomic Betty Weigh-In: 21-Foot-Long Python “Steps” on the Scale

This ginormous snake lives at the Australian Reptile Park in Sidney

By on January 11th, 2013 14:13 GMT

Looking after wild animals is not an easy thing to do, especially if the animal is not a run-off-the-mill deer or gazelle, but a 21-foot-long (about 6.5 meters) python.

More so if the time comes for said ginormous snake to have its annual weigh-in.

Sources report that, in order to check whether or not Atomic Betty, as this python is called, has gained some pounds over the past twelve months, zoo keepers must form a line and hold the snake in their arms while each of them steps on a scale placed in front of them.

According to this year's measurements, Atomic Betty now weighs about 306 pounds (roughly 139 kilograms).

The weigh-in took place at the Australian Reptile Park in Sidney this past Wednesday, and one can only assume that the python is quite proud of its curves.