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Giant python

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Giant python
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Urist likes giant pythons for their great size.

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Python - Python man - Giant python

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 340 cm3
Mid: 425,000 cm3
Max: 1,700,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 10-30
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 13-21
Fat 4
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 3-5
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 10
Skull 1
Teeth 2
Skin Scales
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A huge monster in the form of a python.

Giant pythons are the largest snakes in the game, larger than hippos and walruses. While not poisonous, their bite is strong enough to reliably tear entire limbs off your dwarves, armor and all. They should only be approached by multiple seasoned military dwarves in full regalia, or better yet, avoided entirely.

Giant pythons can be captured and tamed. With 10 to 30 eggs per clutch, they will breed exponentially if you manage to get a couple of them. Giant pythons require 20 years of growth to reach full size, but only live 10-20 years, meaning they rarely reach their most imposing size.

Some dwarves admire giant pythons for their great size.

Allows one human to ride it, but no more.
Art by AlexShiga