The Boelen’s Python (Morelia boeleni) is a non-venomous python species found in the mountains of New Guinea and Indonesia, it is known locally as the Blu Moran or Papa Graun.
No subspecies are currently recognized.
The unmistakable and famed Boelen’s Python receives the highest legal protection possible in Papua New Guinea.
This species is considered to be highly desirable by private keepers due to its beauty, but is also exceptionally rare in collections. Although captive-born snakes are fairly hardy in captivity, wild-caught individuals are considerably more difficult to keep successfully.
Captive breeding is exceedingly rare, and the conditions necessary are still unclear.
My friend had one of these. He was an extremely intelligent, interactive snake- I would definitely say he had a personality, which isn’t something I would say of all other snakes. Unfortunately, I just learned he drowned in his water dish one night while she was asleep. :/ She took the loss pretty hard, and is selling most of her collection now, because she doesn’t really have the heart for it anymore.