Burmese Python Snake
Facts about Burmese Python snakes. The Burmese pythons has a calm disposition, it's a very beautiful snake, with smooth flowing patterned skin. The Burmese Python snake grows very fast and may be best known as the large snake of choice among reptile owners.
The Burmese Python snake is one of the largest snakes in the world. In fact, this subspecies of the Indian python is placed among 5 of the largest snakes. The Burmese Python snake is native to the southern-east region of the grassy marshes, swamp and jungles of Asia. Also originally found in Myanmar, western Bhutan, southeast Bangladesh, Vietnam, eastern India, Nepal, south China, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and Thailand. Now the Burmese Python snake are found all over the world in worm regions due to people not being able to care for them when the become to big to care for anymore. The Burmese Python snake is found mainly near bodies of water and in different habitats around the world. Average length of a Burmese python is 12 feet or about 3.8 meters, they can grow 22 feet or 7 meters long. They live a long time (15 to 25 years), and reproduce rapidly. They have (up to 40 eggs per nest in a lay). They lay eggs in the spring in March and April. Burmese python snakes are loner animals and are generally only seen together during spring mating.
Burmese Python snakes lightly colored skin is covered in brown blotches. These blemish spots have black-colored borders.
When Burmeses are young, they will spend much of their time living in the trees. As they grow and their weight and size begins to make tree climbing not possible anymore and they become mainly ground snakes. Burmese Python snake are also excellent swimmers, and can stay submerged under the water for up to 30 minutes before coming to the surfacing for air.
Burmese Python snakes are carnivores, surviving primarily on small mammals and birds, as the grow older they have been known to eat goats or pigs, and are known to have attacked and eaten adult dear and even alligators. Burmese Python snakes have poor eyesight, they will hunt for their prey using chemical receptors in their tongues and heat-sensors along the jaws. Burmese Python snakes will kill by constriction, clutching a victim with their sharp teeth, coiling their bodies around the animal that is pray, they will squeezing until it has suffocated. The Burmese Python snake have flexible ligaments in their jaws that stretch and allow them to swallow all their food whole. Immediately after ingestion of pray, added acid production, hypertrophy of intestines, increase in the size of ventricles, that makes digesting pray easier.
Shedding of skin is an important phase in the life of Burmese Python snakes and snakes in general.