Some of my ALL-TIME favorite reptiles to work with are the big snakes. Ever since I was a little kid I always had a fascination with large boas and pythons. Matter of fact one of my very first snakes I rescued was a 13-foot Burmese Python! Unfortunately a lot of people buy large boas and pythons when they are babies and do not realize how large their pet snake will soon get. Above I am holding Aeriana a 17-foot Reticulated Python that was featured on “LIVE with The Reptile Guy.” It took three people to just handle her. It’s amazing to think that Aeriana started out as a 31 inch baby and soon would grow up to be the longest snake species in the world!
Reticulated Pythons also are known to have testy personalities. The same snake that I am hold above is the same one that is pictured ready to strike! You never know what’s going to happen when you work with Reticulated Pythons or any wild animal for that matter. Make sure that you leave keeping Reticulated Pythons up to experienced hobbyists.
Thanks Drew for the great pic!