Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Reticulated Python


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Broghammerus reticulatus
PROFILE:

Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snakes, reaching lengths of 28 feet; some sources even state the longest ever recorded was just over 32 feet! Pythons are non-venomous constricting snakes. They use small, curved teeth to hold prey in place and then wrap themselves around the animal. They only use this method of killing for food, though. If a python did not want to be bothered by a person, chances are it would just slither away!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Reptile, Squamata (snakes and lizards); non-venomous
NATIVE TO:
southeast Asia
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Not listed by IUCN
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 25+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary
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