- 42 years, 6 days year(s):day(s)
- United States (Valdosta)
The oldest snake in captivity ever was Ben (USA, b. 31 May 1974), aged 42 years 6 days when he passed away on 6 June 2016. Ben lived in Valdosta, Georgia, USA.
Ben was a Columbian rainbow boa, and was purchased from Pet World in Peoria, IL in 1974. He was owned and cared for by Dennis and Andrew Hattermann along with their families.