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Take the quiz and vew photos and fun facts about different species of python.

Pythons

Now you know a bit about Burmese pythons, but how much do you know about other species of this constrictor snake?

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Snake in Snapshot: Caramel Burmese Python

Home Habitat: Southern and Southeast Asia

Favorite Food: Birds and mammals

Size: 12-15 feet

Danger Factor: High. These snakes are kept as pets because of their appearance and general docile nature IN CAPTIVITY. In the wild, they are much more dangerous. The primary danger of the Burmese python is their size, strength and ability to overtake a human easily.

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Snake in Snapshot: Green Tree Python

Home Habitat: Rain forests in Papua and Iran Jaya, New Guinea and on the Cape York Peninsula of Australia

Favorite Food: Small rodents and birds

Size: 6-7 feet

Danger Factor: Low. Some people have these snakes as pets, but they have a temper and can bite. These pythons require an advanced set up because these snakes are temperamental and love to hang in trees. In the wild, they look like bunches of bananas because of the way they coil and hang.

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Snake in Snapshot: Savu Pythons (or Sawu Python)

Home Habitat: Indonesia

Favorite Food: Rodents

Size: 7 feet

Danger Factor: Medium. These non-venomous pythons are very territorial and when they are young can be quite feisty. These snakes are often hard to find in the wild because they burrow under shrubs, rocks, etc.

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Snake in Snapshot: Jungle Carpet Python (or Diamond Python)

Home Habitat: Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea

Favorite Food: Small mammals, bats, bids, rodents

Size: 5-10 feet

Danger Factor: Low. These snakes are pretty docile when they are full grown, however as hatchlings they nip.

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Snake in Snapshot: Blood Python (or Short-Tailed Python, Short Pythons)

Home Habitat: Southeast Asia

Favorite Food: Small mammals and birds

Size: 5-6 feet

Danger Factor: Medium-High. The blood python is highly unpredictable and can range from calm to aggressive. These snakes like to bask in the sun a lot and are actually very heavy in relation to their short length.

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