A giant reticulated python captured in India: the video is viral

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By John

The inhabitants of a remote Indian village found themselves face to face with a giant reticulated python, one of the longest and most majestic snakes in the world. Local media promptly documented the event, capturing the attention of an international audience. The video of the animal after its capture is viral on the web.

The reticulated python, known scientifically as Python reticulatusholds the record for the maximum length reached among all snake species, with specimens that they can exceed 10 meters. These majestic reptiles are surpassed in weight only by the green anaconda and the Burmese python, ranking as the third heaviest snake in the world.

The animal found in the Indian village showed clear signs of a recent abundant meal, with a visibly swollen body and evident difficulty in movement, typical after the ingestion of large prey. Reticulated pythons are in fact known for their ability to swallow animals of considerable size, thanks to their exceptional mandibular flexibility.

The discovery of the snake has generated mixed feelings among local residents and environmentalists. On the one hand, the opportunity to observe such an imposing creature up close is a source of fascination and amazement. On the other hand, the presence of a snake of this size in the vicinity of human settlements raises important questions relating to safety and conservation.

Although the reticulated python is generally elusive and inclined to avoid contact with humans, may display aggressive behavior if he feels threatened. Rare but tragic incidents have been recorded where these snakes have attacked and killed people.