This endemic snake article is translated from Trubus.id — Papua has a special destination for reptile enthusiasts when visiting Raja Ampat, West Papua. In addition to the beauty of the sea, tourists who love reptiles, especially snake enthusiasts, can look for reticulated pythons or Morelia viridis, which is endemic to Papua.
Special interest tour guide of the Raja Regency Indonesian Guides Association, Maurits Kafir in Waisai, Wednesday (5/15) said rain pythons are non-venomous pythons that live on trees with unique color patterns and are the target of photographs for reptile-loving tourists.
“That uniqueness is what makes reptile-loving tourists happy because it can collect endemic Papuan green pythons with varied color patterns,” he was quoted as saying by Antaranews.
He explained, the reticulated habitat spread in the rainforest to an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. The biggest snake likes to be in bushes and dense leafy trees.
He revealed, the green pythons can be found on the four big islands of Raja Ampat namely Waigeo Island, Salawati Island, Batanta Island, and Misool Island.
But unique, green pythons on every island in Raja Ampat has a different color pattern. There are green white spots, there are also green yellow spots and there are also blue green. [NN]