Prony the Python – Once the Biggest Python in Bohol

preserved remains of prony the pythonProny the Python was once Bohol’s superstar python! He was the biggest one in captivity before he died about two years ago. He was 23feet long and weighs about 280kgs. His cause of death is unknown to experts but the caretakers in the mini-zoo said that he probably died of old age.

prony the python skeletonProny the Python’s Skeleton is being displayed at the mini-zoo. It is super long!

ball pythong in boholpython upcloseEven though Prony the Python died, they still had three huge Python in captivity. One of whom they claimed to be Prony’s daughter. Unlike the python in Tagaytay’s Picnic Grove Mini Zoo, their mouth is not taped up. And yes, the caretakers will let you touch them and take photos with them even if their mouth is not taped up.

earvin-with-pronys-daughterEarvin took a photo with what they claimed to be Prony’s daughter. She’s so huge and is so shiny. The caretakers said she is so shiny because she just finished molting. Her skin was even hanged in the place.

snake skinYes, that’s a snake skin casually hanging on a branch of a tree.

Prony the Python’s grandchildren:

holding snakes in bohol baby pythonA man has these snakes in containers by the exit. He claims that these were Prony the Python’s grandchildren. Haha! He will let you hold them and take photos with them in exchange of “donations”. At first, Earvin thought he was selling them and was interested for a moment. lol whut.

bohol chichawormBy the way, you can also buy a delicacy called chichaworm at the mini-zoo. They remind me of the fish feed being sold in Cartimar! We didn’t buy them ’cause I know both Earvin and I won’t eat them. Haha! But it’s healthy though, it contains lots of protein!

If it’s you, would you try the Chichaworm? Are you going to hold the python and carry them around your neck even if their mouth is not taped up? Hmm.



  1. February 26, 2017 / 7:01 am

    The snake’s skeleton, I thought it was a centipede’s. The daughter and the grandchildren made me laughed a little. hahahah. natrace pa talaga, and it’s amazing! I haven’t read your tagaytay trip where snakes’ mouths were taped but how come this zoo in Bohol don’t? Well, baka mabait lang talaga yung mga pets sa Bohol.

  2. March 4, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Do pythons bite? I don’t think so… I think it is more dangerous if it decides to wrap itself around you and squeeze you hard. So, with that being said, I would. In fact, I did hold a python a long time ago owned by a friend. Not as big as Prony, though. The one I held was more like 6 or 7 feet long. Was it scary? Of course… and with that, there was also a tingly sense of excitement. Haha.

  3. March 8, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    23 feet is a crazy length. When something like that would wrap around a prey, I’m sure death would be the only result. I’ve heard that snakes and pythons look very slithery and slippery but they actually aren’t. When touched, you feel them dry and hard. Is that true? Never seen one from close…

  4. May 12, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Do pythons have a skeleton? I am not sure. Interesting that the caretakers let you hold the pythons! In India, we have had cases where pythons gobbled up deer and pigs! No, Robert Lee, they don’t bite. Pythons simply strangle their prey and later swallow them.

  5. Louisa
    October 6, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I would be terrified to see this snake! Probably from a very far distant. It’s interesting to know though that there was a python this big.

  6. shankar
    January 6, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    Pythons do bite- they have sharp, inward curving teeth which make it difficult to free yourself if you are bitten. The snake uses this strong bite force to hold it’s prey down while it wraps it’s coils around the poor victim to strangle him to death.

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