Boelen's Python New Guinea
This Boelen's Python is 3.1 mtrs (10ft 2 inches) long. Known in the mountains Papua New Guinea as Blek Moran (Black Python) or Papa Graun (Literally: "Owner of the Land!"). They also have been called "Blue" Moran because of the iridescent blue color they show in the sunlight. They are only found in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and on Goodenough Island just off the coast. Ever since coming to PNG I have wanted to see one of these! I asked quite a few people about them. Even though they exist only here, very few people have seen one. They are endangered and fall under New Guinea's highest protection. I rescued this one from a group of men who would have eaten it if I had not bought it from them. Because I could not care for it properly, I released it in a safe environment. Three weeks after I parted with it someone brought me an 8 footer to sell. I quickly declined, not wanting to promote them being hunted out.
''Simalia boeleni'' is a species of python, a nonvenomous snake in the family Pythonidae. The species is endemic to the mountains of New Guinea. No subspecies are currently recognized.