Technically, we have already seen three Reticulated pythons (Python reticulatus) since we moved to Phuket. However, two of these were killed on the roads and the third was high up sleeping in a tree. So it was nice to finally see a python closeup on Friday evening, after this young individual crossed our path (around 1.2 metres long). We also saw a Sunbeam snake (Xenopeltis unicolor) but I just saw it’s tail vanishing off the road and by the time I got out of the car and had my torch on it, it’s body was tangled into some dense vegetation so I couldn’t persuade him out for some photos.
2 responses to “Reticulated python!”
A great looking snake.
It was a beauty Fred. Although I haven’t seen a big adult yet, I believe the colors and patterns are generally nicer on the youngsters.