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Thailand Snake News: Rare Gold Python Bred in Captivity

Molur bivittatus, (Thailand Gold Python) a very rare snake bred in captivity in Nakhon si Thammarat

Ultra rare snake in Thailand - Python molur bivittatus grows to 6 meters by 5 years old. Has 20-50 eggs in gestation for 2 months and then once layed, hatch in another 2 months.

In Nakhon si Thammarat there is a zoo – and they’ve just successfully bred a very rare snake – the Thai Gold Python (Python molur bivittatus) - in captivity. There are 30 young pythons that will be distributed across the nation of Thailand.

The article (below) says-  ”The “gold Thai python” once lived in dry evergreen forests in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Prachin Buri and Sa Kaew.”

Here is the article “Gold Python“. Some are calling this a Burmese Python I believe – unless there is another species that looks very similar.

I’ve never even heard of this snake – apparently they are quite rare.

There are a LOT of cool snakes in Nakhon Si Thammarat though – at the national park there. If you get a chance – head on over there after seeing Khao Sok – the ultimate wildlife park in Thailand for snakes, any kind of reptile, bird, or animal in the wild.

There are over 200 species of snakes in Thailand – come on a herping trip and see some!

Litter of Rare Thailand Snakes - Python molur-bivittatus

Another photo of the litter - from the Nakhon si Thammarat zoo.

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All posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping trips to find cobras, kraits, coral snakes, and other snakes native to Thailand. Thailand has over 200 snake species with many of them venomous.

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