They must eat other animals, and trying to eat or feed them fruit or vegetables will result in them either being sick or malnourished.
It was named after a doctor who studied rattlesnake venoms whose name was Silas Weir Mitchell.
Dominica, a Caribbean paradise measuring just 29 miles long and 16 miles wide, has been dubbed 'the Nature Island' thanks to its array of wildlife.
Reticulated pythons used to have a reputation for being ornery and somewhat aggressive, but have since become better understood as pets.
The largest snake ever held in captivity was a python named Colossus.
A necropsy found a tumor on her ovary, according to a press release from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
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It is a protected snake because of its increasingly low numbers.