Python Molurus Bivittatus
This large snake from India and southwest Asia is one if the largest snakes in the world growing up to 23 feet in length. Reticulated pythons, the world’s longest snake, grow up to 32 feet in length and are found in the same region.
In the wild, pythons are threatened by habitat loss and hunting for their skins that are used to make shoes, wallets, and purses.
- This python can weigh up to 200 lbs.
- The Burmese Rock Python can be found in Florida due to the unfortunate introduction of the pet trade.
- Burmese pythons are semi-aquatic but are still good climbers.
- A female python may wrap itself around its clutch of eggs and raise its temperature by rhythmically twitching.
Species: P. Bivittatus
The native range of the Burmese python stretches from India to lower China, throughout the Malay Peninsula and on some islands in the East Indies. These pythons usually live near water.