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Thailand Snake Journal – Caught Reticulated Python

We were eating on some floating huts on a river -and I thought – this would make an ideal place for a snake to hang out… cool, thatched bamboo huts floating on a river in sunny Isaan Thailand.

I inspected all the huts – and at the last one – bang – a prize… a 1 meter long reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). I put him in my snake bag and played with him a bit – watched him swim in the shallow river and got some great video of that – Pythons love the water. I’ll post that video at sometime when i have good internet. I didn’t take any photos – just video.

That’s the first snake I saw in Thailand’s chilly northeast. It’s super cold here – I’d be hibernating too.


Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

One thought on “Thailand Snake Journal – Caught Reticulated Python

  • at 5:37 am

    This site is fantastic, loads of effort with great info…well impressed, keep the snake stories coming, fascinating stuff.


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