Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)

Interesting :

The Burmese python is the largest subspecies of the Indian python and one of the six largest snakes in the world. Lengths of more than 15 feet are common, and they may exceed 22 feet in captivity, however the average is about 16 feet in length. Females are the larger of the two sexes and often have different coloration and a smaller head relative to the body.

Habitat :

Burmese pythons are found throughout Southern- and Southeast Asia, including Eastern India, Nepal, western Bhutan, southeastern Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, northern continental Malaysia, far southern China.

Food :

Their diet consists primarily of appropriately sized birds and mammals.

Behavior :

This python is an excellent swimmer and needs a permanent source of water. It can be found in grasslands, marshes, swamps, rocky foothills, woodlands, river valleys, and jungles with open clearings.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern-Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (2012)., Appendix II of CITES (2011), Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act, BE 2535.

Reproductive :

Burmese pythons breed in the early spring, with females laying clutches which average 12–36 eggs in March or April.

Size and weight :

average is about 16 feet

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Update : 11 April 2017