The reticulated python is one of the few animals that could make man its meal. Its intricate, diamond-shaped design down the back gave rise to its name. You can find this enormous snake in grasslands and tropical forests in southeast Asia. They enjoy swimming and are excellent divers.
These snakes use lie-and-wait strategies to forage both actively and inactively. The python’s strong sense of smell and the infrared-sensitive pit organs that line its lips are used to detect and identify prey. Hunting for their skin and food, using traditional medicine, and selling as pets are the main threats to reticulated pythons.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No