Python reticulatus have a synonyms such as Boa Reticulata, Boa rhombeata, Boa phrygia, Coluber Javanicus, Python Schneideri, Python reticulatus, Python reticulatus, and Morelia reticulatus. But their common names is reticulated python. The specific name is Latin meaning net-like because of the complex color pattern that incorporates numerous different colors. The back typically has a series of irregular diamond shapes which are flanked by smaller markings with light centers.
Python reticulatus is a non-venomous python species grow to a maximum of more than 9.75 m in length and are probably the world's longest snakes, but not the heaviest one. Oviparous, females lay between 60 and 100 eggs per clutch and the eggs take an average of 88 days to hatch. Found in Southeast Asia from the Nicobar Islands, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.
Habitat is in rain forests, woodland and nearby grassland. It is also associated with rivers and is found in areas with nearby streams and lakes. Also an excellent swimmer, it has even been reported far out at sea and has consequently colonized many small islands within its range.
Their natural diet includes mammals and occasionally birds, such as rats, binturongs, and even primates and also pigs. But when they in a near human habitation, they are known to snatch stray chickens, cats, and dogs on occasion. As the same with all pythons, they are waiting within strike range before seizing their target with their coils and killing via constriction.
Attacks on humans are rare, but this snake has been responsible for several human fatalities, in both the wild and captivity. They are among the few snakes that have been fairly reliably reported to eat people, although only 1–3 cases of the snake actually eating rather than just killing a human seem to have been verified.