Burmese Python

Burmese Python

Scientific Name

Python bivittatus

Range

South and southeast Asia

Habitats

Grasslands and woodlands

What do they eat?

Opportunistic predators that will eat birds, pigs, deer, primates, and other reptiles

Status

Vulnerable

Conservation Threats

Heavilly collected for the skin and pet trades and are at risk due to habitat destruction

Fun Facts
  • These are an invasive species in Florida.
  • The pythons were first spotted in Florida in 1979.
  • Burmese pythons average about 10-12 feet in length.
  • They contain two rows of teeth on their top jaw, and one row of teeth on their bottom jaw. Their number of teeth ranges from 80-120.
  • Burmese pythons are regulated as a conditional species by FWC, requiring permits to own, which must state the snake will be used for educational purposes.

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