WATER PYTHON (Liasis fuscus)
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.
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.