Ball Python Python regius

Relatively docile, the ball python is held sacred in some African cultures. When threatened, this snake may knot itself into a tight ball!

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ORIGIN:
Central and West Africa

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HABITAT:
Open forests and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
3-4 lbs
Length: 3-6 ft

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DIET:
Rodents

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PREDATORS:
Larger snakes, birds of prey and humans

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth and camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
2-month incubation; sexually mature at 1.5 yrs

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THREATS:
Agricultural pollution

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
10 yrs in wild, 30 yrs in human care

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