Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Reticulated Python: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Reticulated Python or Python reticulatus is found in Southeast Asia as one of the longest and heaviest reptiles and snakes in the world. This is also the biggest snake native to Asia reaching 6 m long and could weigh up to 75 kg; it is also rare to find a Python this long but this is also the same length as the Green Anaconda.

This snake is nocturnal and arboreal, non-venomous, an ambush predator constricting their meal like mammals, birds, rodents, rats, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals that can fit in its mouth.

The word reticulated means net-like which is what the patterns around its body is showing.

This one that our friend  David Frohlich and his friends found at Kaeng Krachan National Park was not in good shape. The skin was bad, it needed feeding and extra care in order for it survive, so they took it and tried to take care of it, and when it recovers, they will be returning it to the wild.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 24, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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