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  The Reticulated Python [print-friendly] : Utah's Hogle Zoo
The Reticulated Python [print-friendly] : Utah's Hogle Zoo
Juvenile reticulated pythons are arboreal (tree-dwelling) and terrestrial (ground-dwelling).
Reticulated pythons are sexually dimorphic, meaning that there are differences between the males and females of this species.
www.xmission.com /~hoglezoo/animals/printable.php?id=202   (350 words)

  
 Python (snake) - MSN Encarta
Pythons are primitive snakes that, like their close relatives the boas, still show signs of lizard ancestry.
The reticulated python of Southeast Asia is among the largest snakes, reaching a length of 10 m (33 ft).
Other well-known pythons are the 6.7-m (22-ft) Indian python, a favorite of snake handlers; a subspecies of the Indian python, the Burmese python, which can reach similar size; the 9.8-m (32-ft) African rock python; and the 1.5-m (5-ft) ball, or royal, python of equatorial Africa, which coils into a ball when molested.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561532/Python_(snake).html   (1268 words)

  
 Reticulated python: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Reticulated python Reticulated python With a recorded length of over 10 metres...10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species....have been responsible for several human fatalities, both in the wild and in captivity.
With a recorded length of over 10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species.
But, because it is slender and elongate, it is not the largest: the Green Anaconda is roughly twice as heavy at the same length.
www.encyclopedian.com /re/Reticulated-python.html   (204 words)

  
 New England Reptile Distributors, designer Ball Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, and much more!
Widespread throughout their range but diminishing in numbers, reticulated pythons are extensively exploited in the skin trade, and large numbers are slaughtered for their meat and hides.
Reticulated pythons are somewhat slender for their length and develop a very muscular girth that tends to stay round, instead of flattening out as in other large constrictors.
Providing proper humidity for reticulated pythons is important to ensure a healthy environment and aid in shedding, but as stated previously too much humidity can be as problematic as too little.
www.newenglandreptile.com /CareRetic.html   (2131 words)

  
 Reticulated Python
A longer and relatively slender snake the reticulated python is characterized by a vivid pattern, light brown background with diamond shaped configuration highlighted by white spots.
As a further point of interest reticulated pythons have no external ears, but they are able to pick up vibrations through their lower jaws.
The reticulated python is rather excitable and difficult to care for, but less aggressive in the wild.
www.eriezoo.org /reticulated_python.htm   (589 words)

  
 ADW: Python reticulatus: Information
The largest reticulated python ever measured which was 32 ft 9.5 inches and holds the record for the largest snake in the world according to the Guiness Book of World Records, 1991 (Murphy and Henderson 1997).
Hundreds of thousands of reticulated pythons are taken from the wild to be killed for their skins each year, raising doubts about the long-term sustainability of this species (Shine 1999).
Stories of reticulated pythons reaching sizes of 50 to 150 feet are common among folklore, however they have not been documented.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Python_reticulatus.html   (1207 words)

  
 Our World Of Animals - Animal Information
The eyes of the reticulated python are orange or reddish with a vertical pupil.
Like all pythons, it is a constrictor, meaning that after it grabs hold of its prey, the snake wraps its coils around the prey and tightens.
Reticulated pythons are also excellent swimmers and tree-climbers and have been reported in the open ocean.
www.houstonzoo.org /Animal/viewAnimalDetail.asp?scriptaction=showanimal&Animal_Preview_Flag=0&animal_ID=47   (376 words)

  
 Australia Zoo - Our Animals - Reptiles - Boas And Pythons - Reticulated Python
Reticulated Pythons have amazing patterns on their bodies which are designed to help them blend into the leaf litter of the rainforests.
The Reticulated Python is commonly found in the jungles of South East Asia, the Philippines and parts of the Indonesian archipelago.
Reticulated Pythons enjoy the tropical areas in rainforests, and they rely on water and are often found near ponds, creeks and river systems.
www.australiazoo.com.au /our-animals/amazing-animals/reptiles/?reptile=boas_and_pythons&animal=reticulated_python   (483 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Python
Because reticulated pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas are some of the biggest snakes in the world, many people get confused about which is which.
Small, young pythons may be attacked and eaten by a variety of birds, carnivorous mammals, large frogs, large insects and spiders, and even other snakes.
Because of their bulk, pythons move by traveling forward in a straight line, which is known as "rectilinear progression.” This is accomplished by stiffening the ribs to provide support, then lifting a set of ventral (on the belly) scales and moving them forward so the loose ends grip the surface, pushing the snake ahead.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-python.html   (949 words)

  
 Reticulated Python Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest reticulated python ever measured which was 32 ft 9.5 inches and holds the record for the largest snake in the world according to the Guiness Book of World Records, 1991.
However those reticulated pythons which are captive born and raised properly show no signs of aggression.
Reticulated pythons, like all reptiles, have a low metabolic rate allowing them to go without food for long periods of time.
www.avidpets.com /Snakes/reticulated-python.htm   (781 words)

  
 Reptile Discovery - Reticulated Python Page
Paul Hogan wore a vest made of Reticulated python skins in the movie “Crocodile Dundee” and in the animated movie “Shrek”, a row of hanging Reticulated pythons skins were used by the ogre as a room divider.
Live pythons are captured in the wild and shipped to other countries where they are sold as pets or to reptile exhibits and zoos.
Some very large reticulated pythons are still purchased by zoos, and some are donated to zoos by pet owners when their snakes grow to large for them to keep.
www.reptilediscovery.com /retic.html   (1337 words)

  
 Python Snake
Pythons are large and muscular, and kill their prey by squeezing, or constricting, until it suffocates.
Pythons range from 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft) long and weigh up to 140 kg (300 lb).
The reticulated python of Southeast Asia is among the largest snakes, reaching a length of 10 m (33 ft).
www.manbir-online.com /snakes/python.htm   (185 words)

  
 Reticulated Python Care (Python reticulatus reticulatus)
Reticulated Pythons are the longest species of snake in the world, adult females often reaching 18feet plus.
Reticulated Pythons require a thermal gradient, meaning they must be allowed to move around the enclosure to find their required temperature.
Reticulated Pythons occur in South East Asia and therefore are exposed to a high humidity.
www.ezinearticles.com /?Reticulated-Python-Care-(Python-reticulatus-reticulatus)&id=235650   (1771 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Big Snake
Burmese Python on display at the Serpent Safari Park in Gurnee, Illinois).
Look, you must understand that a python's length is not constant.
Fragrant Flower is a monster of a snake, but it's far short of being the record-setting giant initial reports made it out to be.
www.snopes.com /critters/wild/bigsnake.asp   (571 words)

  
 Double-D-Reptiles Care/Husbandry pages
The reticulated python, often shortened to retic, is a true giant among the snakes.
The teeth of the reticulated python, by all reports/accounts, are longer and sharper than the Burmese or African Rock python and can deliver an extremely nasty wound as they get larger.
The reticulated python is quite possibly the most aggressive snake available when it comes to feeding time.
double-d-reptiles.tripod.com /reticcare.html   (1448 words)

  
 The Animals
Reticulated pythons have an aggressive feeding response, not an aggressive behavior.
Hundreds of thousands of reticulated pythons are taken from the wild to be killed for their skins each year, raising doubts about the long-term sustainability of this species.
Reticulated pythons are the longest snakes found in the wild or living in a zoo.
rosamondgiffordzoo.org /animals_gallery.asp?id=84   (698 words)

  
 Australia Zoo - Amazing Animals
Reticulated Pythons have amazing patterns on their bodies which are designed to help them blend into the leaf litter of the rainforests.
The Reticulated Python is commonly found in the jungles of South East Asia, the Philippines and parts of the Indonesian archipelago.
Reticulated Pythons enjoy the tropical areas in rainforests, and they rely on water and are often found near ponds, creeks and river systems.
www.crocodilehunter.com /australia_zoo/amazing_animals/amazing_animals/view_sub.php?SUSPID=31   (314 words)

  
 Constrictors Unlimited-Collection-Reticulated Pythons
Reticulated Pythons are the "King" of Pythons and of all snakes for that matter.
Much of the "bad reputation" of Reticulated Pythons was formulated based on wild caught specimens that tended to be defensive, as most wild caught snakes will be.
There are some insular, island populations of reticulated pythons that grow much more slowly and will not attain the giant size of their mainland counterparts.
www.constrictors.com /Collection/ReticulatedPythons.html   (250 words)

  
 Ball python, royal python captive pet snake care
Burmese pythons (Python molurus molurus) are a bit smaller than the reticulated reaching twenty-plus feet.
Unlike their relatives, the Ball python (Python regius) only grows from three to six feet long; however, they seldom reach six feet in captivity.
The temperature in your ball python's tank can be allowed to drop down to between seventy-five and eighty degrees at night, as long as they have a place to warm up.
my.pclink.com /~dkelley/python.html   (2047 words)

  
 Australia Zoo : Birds
A python is a non-venomous snake that constricts its prey.
Pythons are constrictors which means they coil their body around their prey, constricting and slowly suffocating their prey.
Primarily a reptile and mammal eater, the Woma Python on the left is hunting in a rock ledge for lizards or snakes.
www.crocodilehunter.com /australia_zoo/amazing_animals/amazing_animals/reptiles_spec.php?BSPID=58   (1676 words)

  
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Adult Size — The Reticulated Python is the longest species of snake in the world and may attain lengths of up to 9 meters (approx.
In general, the reticulated python is unpredictable and should always be treated with extreme caution.
Longevity — Reticulated Pythons can be expected to live to be between 20 - 25 years in captivity with the proper care.
www.reptilia.org /care_sheets/snakes/reticulatedpython.htm   (398 words)

  
 Wild Animals: Reticulated Pythons
While pythons can kill leopards, I would expect that a leopard could kill a python that was coiling round it, but that it would die if the coils prevented it from breathing.
A python had wrapped a tiger in its coils and the tiger was struggling, biting and clawing at the snake, trying to hold the python behind its head.
I suspect that the Indian and reticulated pythons share out the habitat, but if a python was feeding, a larger python could go for the same meal and eat the smaller python in the process.
en.allexperts.com /q/Wild-Animals-705/Reticulated-Pythons.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Reticulated Pythons | Snake Tips, How To's and Snake Videos | Boatips.com
Please be aware that the reticulated python is not a snake for beginning snake owners.
Others have happened when the reticulated python was allowed to roam freely through the house.
One reason the reticulated python is dangerous around feeding time is that it uses its sense of smell for finding prey.
www.boatips.com /reticulatedpythons   (1344 words)

  
 Reticulated Python   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Reticulated Python is known to be the longest of all snakes, attaining a maximum length of between 10 and 15m.
This python is normally found in the jungle, especially close to water.
Small pythons can easily be captured and tamed, but adults are dangerous as they can deliver vicious bites, and their powerful coils may be too much for a man to handle.
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my /forweb/wildlife/fauna/reptile/rpython.htm   (177 words)

  
 ..:: Welcome To The Cincinnati Zoo ::..
Snake Hunting: Large snakes such as the reticulated python are often hunted for their skins and meat.
The reticulated python rivals the anaconda for the title of the largest snake in the world.
A reticulated python is capable of eating animals as large as small deer and pigs.
www.cincyzoo.org /Exhibits/AnimalExhibits/ReptileHouse/reticulatedpython/reticulatedpython.html   (91 words)

  
 Queensland Museum - Snakes - Preparing a Snake Skeleton
The Reticulated Python is the longest snake in the world.
The python is a 5.82 m specimen that died at the zoo in 1995, aged about 20 years.
Both python and pig were cleaned by meat-eating insects (dermestids) and were bleached and reassembled by Patrick Couper of the Queensland Museum's Herpetology Section
www.qm.qld.gov.au /features/snakes/reticulated.asp   (359 words)

  
 RainForest BABIES! Rain Forest Baby
The male Reticulated python is known for aggressive behavior that may result in injury or death to one or both males.
The Reticulated python can be allowed to incubate her own eggs or the eggs can be removed to a proper incubator to ensure optimum temperature and humidity.
On average the reticulated python eggs require 95-100 days to hatch, this is slightly longer than average for most python species.
www.rfadventures.com /babies!.htm   (1687 words)

  
 Animal Planet :: Australia Zoo -- Reticulated Python
Two very big reticulated pythons named Lily and Worm live in an enclosure at the Australia Zoo's recently completed Feeding Frenzy food court.
Reticulated pythons are the longest snakes in the world.
Reticulated pythons have a unique strategy for consuming antlered prey.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/crochunter/australiazoo/40reticpython.html   (420 words)

  
 reticulated python - Top 10 - Heelom
Several variations of the Reticulated python are currently being bred in...
A longer and relatively slender snake the reticulated python is...
Reticulated Python The Reticulated Python is the longest species of snake in the world, which can attain a length of 33 ft. (9.9 meters)!
www.heelom.com /Echo/zoekrobot/Top10/Computers/101/reticulated_python.html   (219 words)

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