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Python reticulatus Schneider 1801
by Kaviarasu Munian
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Python reticulatus Schneider 1801
by Kaviarasu Munian

The Reticulated Python is the world’s longest snake as opposed to the anaconda which does not grow as long but attains greater girth. Some records show that the snake is able to grow up to 8 m long and some have even recorded individuals more than 9 m long. Reticulated Python is easily recognized from its netlike pattern which is coloured green, yellow and black.

Reticulated Python is a constrictor and its diet includes medium to small mammals such as pigs, goats, and deer; waterfowl and nesting birds; and even human beings have been known to be its preys. They have a series of heat-sensing pits along their upper lip which they use to detect prey.

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