PYTHON By Evan dejong

A python is a vertebrate and it belongs to in the reptile subgroup. A python can measure up to 30 feet in length and can weigh up to 550 pounds. The colour of a python can be almost and colour and have a triangular head.

Burmese pythons reach sexual maturity in four to five years. Males bread when they are at least 9 feet. Unlike most snake species the female coils around the clutch until the eggs hatch keeping them warm.

Pythons are carnivores and in the wild they can eat animals such as antelope, monkeys, rodents, lizards, birds and caimans. A pythons habitat is near a location where there is livestock, it will feed on these animals.

They live in grasslands, open areas, and forests in and under burrows. Pythons are constrictors that kill there pray by wrapping there body around it, they can be active day or night depending on their habitat and when their pray is most active.

Some pythons adaptations include a high metabolism, the enlargement of organs during feeding and heat sensitive organs that allow pythons to identify possible pray.

In the wild, the python does not have many enemies. A predator itself, it eats animals ranging from birds to goats to pigs. The python can capture, kill and eat an animal several times it's own size.

Pythons are one of the largest snakes. Unlike other snake species, pythons don't produce venom they are non venomous snakes.


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