Species: P. molurus
Common Name/s: Asiatic Rock Python, Burmese Python, Indian Python, Tiger Python
Pythons commonly reach a length of 0,5–8 meters. The color pattern is whitish or yellowish with the blotched patterns varying from shades of tan to dark brown. This varies with terrain and habitat. The hides are marked with a rectangular mosaic type pattern that runs the full length of the animal.
Reticulated pythons are found in Southeast Asia from the Nicobar Islands, northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, east through Indonesia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the Philippines. The original description does not include a type locality.
The reticulated python lives in rain forests, woodlands, and nearby grasslands. It is also associated with rivers and is found in areas with nearby streams and lakes. An excellent swimmer, it has even been reported far out at sea and has consequently colonized many small islands within its range.
They eat small rodents, lizards, and birds.
These snakes are primarily found on the ground, but will sometimes climb trees, pythons are also very often found in or near water.
Pythons will generally move only when food is scarce or when threatened. They may stalk prey, first locating it by scent or by sensing the body heat of the prey with their heat pits, and then following the trail
Tiger Python reaches sexual maturity between 2-3 years. Approximately 3-4 months later, the female will lay up to 8-100 eggs, each weighing as much as 207 g. At this time the female generally coils around the eggs in preparation for an incubation period. Incubation lasts between 2 months.
These snakes can live approximately 25 years.
The Tiger Python is classified as Lower Risk /Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.