Reticulated Python
(Python reticulatus)


Reticulated Python by Monica McGarrity, UF

Reticulated Python head by USGS

Reticulated Python (click on images to view larger)

 Photo by Monica McGarrity (UF); illustration by USGS. These photos may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.


Up to 12 ft. or more


Body is tan. Back and sides are marked with a dark netlike pattern accented with yellow and white. Head is marked with a dark line down the center and thin facial bands from the eyes to the corners of the jaw. Eyes are reddish. Scales are smooth and shiny. This snake lays eggs. 


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Reticulated Python Sightings

EDDMapS sightings of Reticulated Pythons in Florida - 25 Aug 2010.

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