The Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) is the largest subspecies of the Indian Python and one of the six largest snakes in the world, native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern- and Southeast Asia. They are often found near water and are sometimes semi-aquatic, but can also be found in trees. Wild individuals average 3.7 metres (12 ft) long, but may reach up to 5.74 metres (19 ft).
The disappearance of raccoons and bobcats from the Everglades National Park can be credited to one single event, according to a new study: a python invasion. Sightings of medium sized mammals are down by 99 percent in areas where giant constricting snakes from Asia have been spotted. The growing concern is that the snakes, which [...]