Prony: The Largest Captive Reticulated Python in the Philippines
Named after its owner “Sofronio”, “Prony” is considered the largest captive reticulated python in the Philippines. She was captured on October 21, 1996 with a length of 5 feet at 5 kilos. As of 2005 she was measured at 23 feet with a 30-inch girth and weighing 200 kilograms. Experts claim that Prony’s growth is abnormally fast since pythons in the wild with comparable size are already 40 to 50 years old. Prony is only 9 years old and, with proper care, possibly may even live up to 120 years.
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