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Faisal Malikah holds up a Reticulated Python at his house in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Reticulated Pythons are pictured in their cage at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured in a case at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured in a case at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured in a case at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured in a case at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Faisal Malikah carries a Reticulated Python at his house in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Faisal Malikah holds up Reticulated Pythons at his house in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Faisal Malikah carries a Reticulated Python at his house in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Faisal Malikah carries a Reticulated Python at his house in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Reticulated Pythons are pictured in their cage at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured in a case at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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A Reticulated Python is pictured near snake eggs at the house of Faisal Malikah in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah on September 16, 2021. Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
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Updated 27 September 2021

Saudi masters ‘live art’ of python crossbreeding in palace home

Saudi masters ‘live art’ of python crossbreeding in palace home

Saudi Faisal Malaikah's love for non-venomous snakes has evolved from having just one when he was five to ultimately crossbreeding dozens to produce "live art" in unique colours and patterns.