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Out of the jungle book. Was having this conversation with someone at work who was big into their scouting when they were younger and they didn't know . I personally think retic as I vaguely remember some stories describing him as 20+ ft long. Any ideas?
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Burm probably, wasn't it in India?
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Kaa was an Indian Rock Python
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I'd say Kaa was a Burmese Pyhton or Rock Python
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Indian I would say...
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I had a look at an early illustrated copy of the jungle book that my mum owns, showed a definite retic patterning on kaa
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Kaa was an Indian Rock Python
Indian Rock Pythons have 2 subspecies: Burmese and Ceylon's? Am I correct?

If I am... Kaa was a Burm?
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I've always wondered this one. I reckon True Indian Python, Python molorus molorus, although Kaa is largely arboreal, and inhabits rainforest, which would suggest Retic... Maybe Kaa is a Bateater.
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As Indian pythons are the only species of python that are known to sing....
I'll still go with Indian...
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LMAO! he was a cartoon.....
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