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Royal Python
Royal Python
The Royal Python is native to West and Central Africa. It is called Royal since it is said that Cleopatra and other African rulers would wear the pythons as ornaments. It is also called the Ball Python as it curls up in a ball to protect its head when threatened.
Royal Python
Royal Python
Royal Python
Pythons are not venomous but strangle and suffocate their prey by curling their body round the victim and squeezing so that the victim cannot breathe in.
Royal Python
Royal Python
Royal Python
The smallest of the African pythons, it is still a large snake and can grow to some 6 feet. It can live for some 30 years.
Royal Python
Royal Python
Royal Python
Prey is generally rodents and other small mammals but can include birds and even insects.
Royal Python
Royal Python
Royal Python
It is mainly terrestrial.
Ball Python
Ball Python