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Burmese Python

Burmese Python at Lake Tobias Wildlife ParkBurmese pythons are found in the rain forests of South East Asia. They can grow up to 25 feet long and weigh over 250 pounds. As their bodies grow, so does the size of their meals. They have been known to attack and eat humans in the wild.

Like all pythons, Burmese are able to locate their prey by using their labial pits, a small row of holes on their upper lip. These pits allow them to detect heat given off by their prey which tells the python how large and how far away their prey is.

Burmese pythons are typically brown with green and grey markings. Albino Burmese pythons are bright yellow and white and are very common in pet shops but not common in the wild. A Burmese python can have up to 500 pairs of ribs.