Reticulated Python
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The Reticulated Python is located in Southeast Asia in countries including but not limited to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.


The Reticulated Python's diet consist of birds, mammals of different sizes including deer and pigs and on very rare occasions possibly humans. Pythons will typically wait in hiding for prey to move close by before striking. The Reticulated Python is not venomous. Like other members of the Boa family it will use its large muscular body to constrict, suffocate and crush its prey.


The Reticulated Python is usually found near ponds, streams and rivers, in warm and humid tropical rainforests of southeast Asia. They can also be found living in dangerously close proximity to human settlements.


The average length of an adult Reticulated Python can range from 15 - 25 feet making it one of the longest snakes and reptiles in the world. It is possible for Reticulated Pythons to grow over 30 feet in length. Adults can weigh over 300 pounds.


Unlike other members of the Boa Family who bear live young, Pythons will lay eggs. The female Reticulated Python can have between 25 - 100 eggs at a time. The mother will coil around the eggs and create muscular vibrations to raise the temperature of the eggs several degrees.