(Malayopython Reticulatus)

Size: 8′

Touching Permitted. No Holding.

The reticulated python is a snake species in the family Pythonidae native to South and Southeast Asia. It is the world’s longest snake and listed as least concern on the IUCN Red List because of its wide distribution. In several range countries, it is hunted for its skin, for use in traditional medicine, and for sale as a pet. It is an excellent swimmer, has been reported far out at sea and has colonized many small islands within its range. It is among the three heaviest snakes. Like all pythons, it is a nonvenomous constrictor. People have been killed (and in at least two reported cases, eaten) by reticulated pythons.