The Reticulated Python, Python reticulatus, is a large species of python with wide distribution found across Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Adults can grow to over 28 feet in length but normally grow to an average of 10-20 feet. Although large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported. An excellent swimmer, python reticulatus has been reported far out at sea and has colonized many small islands within its range. The specific name is Latin meaning net-like, or reticulated, and is a reference to the complex color pattern.