LUCY- TIGER RETICULATED PYTHON
LUCY- TIGER RETICULATED PYTHON- Python reticulates
This species’ plain head, reticulated netlike pattern and massive length set the Reticulated Python apart from other giant snakes. Their orange irises and vertical pupils help this fierce predator hunt at night.
Latin name: Python reticulatus
Native Home: Reticulated Pythons are endemic to Southeast Asia.
Size: Reticulated Pythons are the world’s longest snakes and typically reach up to 16ft in length as adults. The longest Reticulated python ever recorded was 32 feet in length weighing 350 pounds. On the flip side, there are smaller Dwarf Retics (10-12ft) and Super Dwarfs (6-8ft).
Diet: Reticulated Pythons are opportunistic feeders and will consume a whole host of birds and mammals and have on rare occasions consumed humans in the wild.
Reproduction: Reticulated Pythons are egg layers and will lay up to 60-100 eggs at one time.
Lifespan: Reticulated Pythons live, on average, 15-20 years, with some individuals reaching 25 or even 30 years.