The African rock python Python sebae is a large, nonvenomous snake of sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of 11 living species in the genus Python. It has two subspecies ; one is found in Central and Western Africa , with the other in Southern Africa. The southern subspecies is generally smaller than its northern relative. The snake is found in a variety of habitats, from forests to near deserts, although usually near sources of water. The snake becomes dormant during the dry season. The African rock python kills its prey by constriction and often eats animals up to the size of antelope, occasionally even crocodiles.
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Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl , . The Burmese python Python bivittatus is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world about the fourth-largest as measured either by length or weight. It is native to a large area of tropical South and Southeast Asia. Until , it was considered a subspecies of Python molurus , but now is recognized as belonging to a distinct species.
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African rock pythons occur throughout sub-Saharan Africa, although they avoid the driest deserts and the coolest mountain elevations. Two subspecies are recognized: Python sebae sebae , northern African rock pythons, and Python natalensis , southern African rock pythons. The northern subspecies is found from south of the Sahara to northern Angola, and from Senegal to Ethiopia and Somalia. The two subspecies overlap in some areas of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Burmese pythons Python bivittatus are one of the largest snake species in the world. Burmese pythons grow quickly while young, but like most snakes, this rapid growth diminishes sharply once adulthood is reached. Prospective Burmese python owners must consider not only the eventual size of these snakes, but their capacity for achieving this size quickly. The Burmese python was long considered a subspecies of the Indian python Python molurus -- a very similar snake found to the west of the Burmese python's range.