Reticulated Python (Python Reticulatus)

Reticulated Python (Python Reticulatus)

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G-87-1-PHITONITS–The reticulated python (Python reticulatus), called Sanca Batik or Sanca Jaring in Indonesian, is a non-venomous snake. It is found in Southeast Asia, from India to the Philippines. In Indonesia, they are mostly found in Sulawesi, and the lesser Sunda islands. In Sulawesi, people once found a 9.97 meter long reticulated snake, the world’s longest snake.

The snake lives near human settlements, but it is in fact not dangerous to human beings. It attacks human beings only when it is in danger. It feeds on small mammals such as birds, fishes, frogs and other reptiles, which it kills by crushing and squeezing.

The snake is hunted for its skin which is a desirable material for bags, shoes and belts.

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