Facts about Python
1. Pythons live near the equator, in Asia and Africa, where it is hot and wet and their huge bodies can stay warm.
2. Pythons are constrictors. They kill their prey by squeezing them until they stop breathing. They also swallow their prey in one piece, no matter how big.
3. Being closer to people means that not only will the snakes hunt the livestock (pigs, goats, dogs, cats and chickens), it also means that they may attack people when feeling threatened, although this rarely happens.
4. Python diet consist mainly of Rodents, birds, lizards, monkeys, pigs, or antelope, depending on the size of the snake
5. Pythons hatch from eggs and take care of themselves from the start.
6. Pythons are not poisonous like other snakes.
7. Pythons range in size from 4.5 to 6 m (15 to 20 feet) in length. They are among the longest species of snake in the world. The Reticulated Python holds the record for longest snake at 10 m (32ft 9.5in).
8. Pythons have flexible jaws that can open wide to swallow whole animals, after a big meal, a python can go without food for months!
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