Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python image poster
Reticulated Python can grow up to 20 feet in length

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family: Pythonidae
Genus: Python
Diet: Birds and mammals including domestic animals
Habitat: Can live near streams, rivers, lakes, on the grounds, in the trees and even in cities

Reticulated Python coiled poster image
Reticulated Pythons have complex color patterns

Reticulated Python is the world's longest snake and longest reptile. It is thin and not too heavy. Reticulated Pythons can be found in Southeast Asian countries. They are also called Java Rock Pythons and Regal Pythons. Their lifespan in the wild is up to 20 years and in captivity can live for more than 20 years. A large female can lay over 100 eggs at once. 

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Pictures were taken at Columbus Zoo, Ohio.

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