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Reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus)

on 6th November 2021

The reticulated python is named after the net-like pattern on its body. Its hide is valuable commercially.  It is a non-venomous constrictor belonging to the family Pythonidae. This is a heavy snake that can range in length from 1.5 m to 6.5 m. Pythons are known to swim well.

This video by Francis Seow-Choen shows a python searching for prey in a fresh-water stream in a Singapore forest reserve.

Video taken by Francis Seow-Choen on 26 September 2021.

 

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