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Reticulated Python 
Python reticulatus
Range: Southeastern Asia, the Philippines, and the east Indies.
Habitat: Trees, in the water and on land.
Diet: Warm blooded prey; nesting birds and water fowl and small to medium mammals.  At the zoo: large mice.
Fun Facts:
  • The reticulated python is the largest of the true pythons, and can reach lengths of 33 feet!
  • They are not venomous, but kill their prey by constriction (like a boa constrictor)!
  • The female deposits about a hundred or more large eggs and remains with them until they hatch!

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