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A closeup of a Burmese python

Burmese python Python bivitattus

Burmese pythons are excellent swimmers and can stay submerged for up to thirty minutes before surfacing for air!

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ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

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HABITAT:
Jungles and grassy marshes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
200 pounds
Length: 23 feet or more

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DIET:
Small mammals and birds

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PREDATORS:
Humans, alligators, crocodiles, birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage, sharp teeth, constriction

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REPRODUCTION:
Clutch of up to 100 eggs which they incubate for two to three months

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THREATS:
Habitat loss, demand for pets, hunting skins and flesh

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 25 years in human care

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