Grandma the reticulated python is the largest snake at Noah's Ark and currently lives in her own special habitat inside the Welcome Center. She came to us from a small zoo that no longer wanted her because the new people that worked with their reptiles were very afraid of her. Although she is one of the most dangerous animals at the sanctuary, this is only because of her immense size, not because of her personality. She is actually quite laid back, but at over 20 feet long, an attack on a human could be fatal. This very intelligent species of python is commonly sold on the pet trade although some states are starting to outlaw them because of their potential danger. Their beautiful "reticulated" pattern means they are heavily hunted for their skins and because of that and habitat destruction, number of wild reticulated pythons are quickly diminishing.