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In 3D: almost the largest, but certainly the strongest This kind python can unhook his jaw and swallow a quite sizeable prey. It does not have to bite as the muscles will just flatten the subject first. Only the anaconda matches this snake in length yet the anaconda is thicker. It beats the anaconda in strength. 7 to 9 meters! Wow its as long as a house is high!<br />
I only did a headshot of its quite massive head (the size does not show in this picture:)), because of the nice strangely green colours it had, and look at those captivating eyes! Geotagged,Oliemeulen,Python reticulatus,The Netherlands,zoo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

In 3D: almost the largest, but certainly the strongest

This kind python can unhook his jaw and swallow a quite sizeable prey. It does not have to bite as the muscles will just flatten the subject first. Only the anaconda matches this snake in length yet the anaconda is thicker. It beats the anaconda in strength. 7 to 9 meters! Wow its as long as a house is high!
I only did a headshot of its quite massive head (the size does not show in this picture:)), because of the nice strangely green colours it had, and look at those captivating eyes!

    comments (10)

  1. Incredible depth of field Ludo, a real reptile classic. Promoted. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Aahh wow you've made our easter lunch even more special!
    Happy Easter all!
    Posted 7 years ago
  3. It indeed looks 3D, like it comes off the screen. Very nice! Posted 7 years ago
  4. 3D camera, I like to have one on my own!
    Nice one Ludo
    Posted 7 years ago
  5. Thanks all, love you for it;) now go enjoy the ending of easter day! Posted 7 years ago
  6. Ferdy, thanks for putting this photo on your wildlife and Tour of JD lists! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Well deserved, Ludo! Another really great snake photo! Posted 7 years ago
  7. Thanks for your comment :)
    I like your Retic very much, too.
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Frank! Posted 5 years ago
  8. Thanks Frank! Posted 5 years ago

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''Python reticulatus'', also known as the reticulated python, is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. Adults can grow to 6.95 metres in length but normally grow to an average of 3-6 meters . They are the world's longest snakes and longest reptile, but are not the most heavily built. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans. Although large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported.
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Uploaded Apr 7, 2012. Captured Apr 1, 2012 11:03 in Reitse Hoevenstraat 20, 5042 West Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/1.8
  • 1/20s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm