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Burmese Python

Burmese python is a large, heavy-bodied snake found in South and Southeast Asia. It has also been introduced in Florida in the United States. Like other pythons, it is nonvenomous and a constrictor. The carnivorous species is mainly nocturnal. The species is one of the largest snakes in the world.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Python
    Scientific Name Python bivittatus

    Length 16 to 23 ft
    Weight Up to 200 lbs
    Color Dark brown with uneven beige patches
    Distribution Eastern India, Nepal, western Bhutan, Myanmar, southeastern Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos,  Vietnam, northern continental Malaysia, far southern China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia on Java, Bali, Sumbawa, southern Sulawesi; Florida in the United States (introduced species)
    Habitat Grasslands, marshes, swamps,  woodlands, river valleys, rocky foothills, jungles with open clearings
    Diet Birds, mammals like rats, mice, rabbits; larger specimens feed on pigs, goats, alligators and deer
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during cold weather in the northern part of their range
    Predators Alligators, American crocodiles, cougars, black bears; juveniles fall prey to hawks, golden eagles, bobcats, raccoons
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Early spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 100 eggs
    Incubation Period 60 to 80 days
    Reproductive Age Around 3 years
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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