Python. Facts: 15 Facts about Pythons


Pythons are non venomous snakes which means
that they won’t poison you if they bite you. Pythons are constrictors and kill their prey
by grabbing hold of it with their teeth and coiling themselves around it slowly suffocating
the life out of it. Once they have suffocated their prey they
will swallow them whole in one go. Everything apart from the fur and feathers of their prey
will be ingested. You can tell that a python hasn’t ingested something as it will be found
in their poop. It really depends on the size of the prey
for how long they will take to ingest it. Larger prey can take weeks or months to finally
ingest. They will tend to eat 4-5 times a year. They find their prey by keeping camouflaged
and hidden in 5 reed and bushes. They blend very well with their environment. They will
then use that time to scope out their prey and then ambush it. The longest python is the reticulated python
which can measure up to 30 feet long. Pythons are slow movers and move up to 1 mile
per hour They have heat sensing organs that they use
to sense where prey are. The colours of their skin are usually very
similar to their habitat that they reside in. They are found in rainforests, deserts, and
savannahs of tropical Asia and Africa They won’t attack humans unless they are provoked. Pythons are very good swimmers A female python will lay between 12-36 eggs
and will protect them by coiling herself around them. Once they are born the mother will leave
the nest and the young are left to fend for themselves. Pythons can live up to 40 years. They are cold blooded creatures but can increase
their body temperature by basking in the sun.

11 thoughts on “Python. Facts: 15 Facts about Pythons

  1. Sorry dude, but no snakes have the ability to poison anything as they only have venom. Two very different things – look it up.

  2. poison and venom are not the same thing. Reticulated pythons can lay more than 60 eggs. Why do you show a Burmese python while describing a reticulated python? Something interesting like the Jacobsen's organ and how pythons can tell the direction of a smell and even have smell depth perception is a lot more interesting and less blatantly obvious than… their colors usually match their environment… Really? Come on.

  3. They are also in the USA as pets . Thanks to idiots that 'let them go' or 'manage to escape' they are now in Louisiana and Florida. And we wonder why pets and children go missing or find them dead.

  4. A recent scientific paper just found venom in python saliva. It is a small trace amount and isn't harmful to humans. It can however cause infection and allergic reactions. I didn't believe it when I found out but it has been confirmed.

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