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A large constrictor snake, native to tropical America, which measures up to 3 metres

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HEADS OR TAILS: Staff at West Midland Safari Park get to grips with the new 17ft reticulated python
The Reticulated Python originates from Southeast Asia.
Bishal Sautra, an NGO member, said that they were shocked to find a reticulated python here, which was very rare.
This year it has stated 157,000 reticulated python skins could be exported from Indonesia and wildlife watchers say hunters are having to broaden their killing grounds to fill each year's quota and large animals are becoming rarer.
The reticulated python is the world's longest snake, and the green anaconda is the heaviest snake.
Visitors will be able to see an 11ft Reticulated Python, a breed which is the longest snake in the world.
ASIDE from one unconfirmed example in Indonesia, the reticulated python rarely grows past 10 metres.
At 7 meters CM feet) and 112 kilograms (250 pounds), the reticulated python turned out to be the largest snake ever found loose in the United States.
They prove to be elusive on the island of Flores, though Austin does capture footage of a magnificent 14ft reticulated python, one of the few snakes that can kill and swallow a human.
Children who would doubtless go pale at the sight of a cut finger were allowing a reticulated python to wrap itself around their arms or letting Cookie scurry across their shoulders.
But how to protect himself from the fangs and deadly coils of the longest snake in the world, the Reticulated Python of Malaysia and Indonesia?
Scientists have recovered fossils from a 60,000,000-year-old South American snake whose length and weight might make today's anacondas and reticulated pythons seem a bit cuter and more cuddly.