Burmese Python

  • Scientific name: Python molurus
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: pythonidae
  • Genus: Python
  • Species: P. molurus
Burmese Python

Fun Facts

  • Pythons are in the constrictor family of snakes.
  • They kill their prey by squeezing it until it suffocates.
  • Heat sensors along the upper lip as well as its keen sense of smell, help it to find prey.
  • These snakes have caused an upset in the wildlife in Southern Florida because they become too big to keep as a pet and were released into the wild.
  • Pythons eat amphibians, lizards, other snakes, birds and mammals.
  • They can live up to 25 years.
  • Burmese pythons can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh over 200 pounds.