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Reticulated python

With a recorded length of over 10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species. But, because it is slender and elongate, it is not the largest: the Green Anaconda is roughly twice as heavy at the same length. Retics have beautifully iridescent scales and pretty patterns, but they are ill-tempered: they have been responsible for several human fatalities, both in the wild and in captivity.

See also: Pythonidae

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