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Reticulated Python Skull Replica measures 5.5 inches. Reticulated Python Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise snake skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Pythonidae, commonly known simply as pythons, are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia.
The reticulated python or Malayopython reticulatus is a snake species in the family Pythonidae native to South and Southeast Asia. It is the world’s longest snake. 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 non-venomous constrictor.
The reticulated python or Malayopython reticulatus is the largest snake native to Asia. More than a thousand wild reticulated pythons or Malayopython reticulatus in southern Sumatra were studied and estimated to have a length range 4.9 to 21.3 feet and a weight range 2.2 to 165.3 lbs.
The color pattern is a complex geometric pattern that incorporates different colors. The back typically has a series of irregular diamond shapes flanked by smaller markings with light centers. In this species wide geographic range, much variation of size, color, and markings commonly occurs.
As with all pythons, the reticulated python or Malayopython reticulatus is an ambush hunter, usually waiting until prey wanders within strike range before seizing it in its coils and killing by constriction.
Its natural diet includes mammals and occasionally birds. Small specimens up 9.8 to 13.1 feet long eat mainly rodents such as rats, whereas larger individuals switch to prey such as small Indian civet and binturong, primates, and pigs weighing more than 130 lbs.
As a rule, the reticulated python seems able to swallow prey up to one-quarter its own length and up to its own weight. Near human habitation, it is known to snatch stray chickens, cats, and dogs on occasion.
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