Monday, October 4, 2010

Blood python

The blood python (python curtus) is a species of python and is non-venomous.  They are found in Southeast Asia.  There are three subspecies.

Physical Features
Adult blood pythons range from the size of 5 to 8 feet.  They have a pattern which is beige, tan or grayish brown ground color overlaid with blotches of brick red or blood red.  They are heavy built.  Their tail is extremely short in relation to its body.

The blood python feeds on many varieties of birds and mammals.

Common name
Short tailed python, blood python, short python, black blood python, Sumatran short tailed python and Sumatran blood python.

Blood pythons are found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sumatra.

They are found in rainforests where they live in marshes, swamps and long river banks and streams.

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  1. It's good to see that you have finally started compiling all the information you have been collecting. I have a few pictures of snakes from my trips to Arunachal and Orissa, if you are interested you can identify and use them for your blog.

  2. Hi Saketh,

    This is an amazing piece of information. I am pleasantly surprised by your knowledge about reptiles. Keep it up !!!


  3. Hi Nita, thanks for the pictures. they were amazing!!!!!!

  4. Hi Suhas uncle! Thanks for the lovely words you said about me!!!