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BROWN WATER PYTHON (Liasis fuscus)

Glasgow Zoopark has maintained a group of these interesting snakes for fifteen years, having obtained them from a Customs' confiscation at Heathrow Airport. In the wild this python is found in Southern New Guinea and adjacent islands of the Torres Straits and Timor. Its colour is a pale brown with no patterning except for slight labial markings.

We maintain ours in an enclosure 2.5 m x 2.0 m x 1.5 m in height, containing a large pond. They are very fond of water and in the wild frequently use water as an escape route. Breeding tends to commence with a flurry of mating activity in February/March with eggs being laid some weeks later. Eggs have been laid on several occasions and have hatched on several occasions.