Relatively docile, the ball python is held sacred in some African cultures. When threatened, this snake may knot itself into a tight ball!
Central and West Africa
Open forests and grasslands
Length: 3-6 ft
Larger snakes, birds of prey and humans
Sharp teeth and camouflage
2-month incubation; sexually mature at 1.5 yrs
10 yrs in wild, 30 yrs in human care