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A MASSIVE Southern African python has become a darling of social media after being filmed crossing a road inside a South African game reserve.

A Southern African python crosses a road inside the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, South Africa.
PHOTO: Screenshot, Instagram: @ezemvelokznwildlife.

The python was filmed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife staff members inside the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The vehicle transporting staff members was forced to stop while the reptile made its way across the road and back into the long grass.

Watch the action below:

Southern African pythons are considered Africa’s largest snakes and can grow up to an impressive 6m in length.

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The constrictors are known to kill prey as large as smaller buck species as well as the occasional crocodile.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa.

Some 280km north of Durban, the park has a rich history in conservation.

It became known around the world in the 1950s and 1960s for its Operation Rhino which helped breed white rhino back from the brink of extinction.

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The park is home to Big Five game (including elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard).

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