Monday, December 6, 2010

Bornean Short Python

Bornean Short Python or Short-tailed Python Python breitensteini is a small python, grows to 2 meters, inhibits edges of waterbodies, such as sluggish rivers, swamps and marshes in lowland tropical forests, where they ambush small mammals and birds.

Chinese call this Piglet Python as it looks fat and short, resembling a piglet, against the long Reticulated Python Python reticulatus, which grows to 10 meters in length.

It is endemic to Borneo and known from Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan.

We encountered this beauty when we were photographing birds, it was crossing the access road, slowly and steadily.

Happy birding.


Jason Bugay Reyes a.k.a horukuru said...

Nice on sifu !

Unknown said...

I have yet to see the Peninsular version of this short python...Nice shot!

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Nice shot, but I hate snakes.

Ron-Nature Adventures said...

Nice to see but not sure whether it is nice to be eaten!