Reticulated python – Salem

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About Reticulated python – Salem

Scientific name :

Malayopython reticulatus

Common name :

reticulated python

Found in :

South East Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

Maximum size :

4 to 9 meters

Weight :

70 to 120 kg

Conservation status :

Near threatened (NT)

Diet :

mice, rats, rabbits, sheep, boars (depending on their size, no more than 1/4 of its own size)

Characteristics :

he reticulated python is a nocturnal snake which lives on land in tropical forests. It’s an excellent swimmer and can also climb trees. It’s a discreet animal and spends its time hiding in the vegetation; it hunts at night and kills its prey by constriction. It can sometimes be found near human habitation!

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

on Python Island

Reproduction :

depending on her age, the female can lay up to 100 eggs which she incubates for 55 to 80 days.

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