By the shallows of the mangrove edge ~ just breaking the surface of the water with its nostrils ~ its tongue whipping the waters surface ~ to taste the air for a spot of evening dining…
The ‘Reticulated’ Python.
Commonly found in Southeast Asia. These nonvenomous constrictors ~ are normally not considered dangerous to humans. Excellent swimmers which have colonised many small islands within its range.
Reticulated meaning “net-like” is a reference to the complex color pattern of this snake species.