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In pictures: Giant python
Python in its cage at Curugsewu recreational Park, Kendal, Indonesia
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Curled up in its cage at an Indonesian provincial zoo, the reticulated python rests its bulk.
Python in its cage at Curugsewu recreational Park, Kendal, Indonesia
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A stretch on a bench gives a glimpse of the beast's full length.
Python in its cage at Curugsewu recreational Park, Kendal, Indonesia
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Its digestive system is quite adequate for tackling human beings but zookeepers prefer to feed it dogs.
Python in its cage at Curugsewu recreational Park, Kendal, Indonesia
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In a month, it can eat around five pooches, snake handler Imam Darmanto told Reuters news agency.
Python in its cage at Curugsewu recreational Park, Kendal, Indonesia
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The interest it takes in the humans now flocking to gaze upon its coils is possibly just curiosity.





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