|Length:||1.5 to 6.5 m (Reaching record is length of 10 m.)|
|Weight:||1 to 75 kg. (But they can weigh up to 130 kg.)|
|Colouring:||Mostly they come in grey, white, black and yellow colours. The colour pattern is a complex geometric pattern that incorporates different colours.|
Pythons are nonvenomous constrictor snakes, which wrap their long bodies around their prey and gradually squeeze the breath out of them. They are capable of unhinging their jaws and swallowing much larger prey than would seem possible. They are the longest snakes in the world, with one species even reaching a recorded length of 10m (33 feet). Although they are quite slim they can weigh up to 130 kg. Pythons mostly come in grey, white, black and yellow colors with the reticulated python having a netlike pattern. Unfortunately pythons are often killed for their skins, but they are not yet considered endangered.
Did you know...?
… that pythons have such a slow metabolism that they only have to eat once every couple of months (when their prey is big enough), surviving on fat reserves between meals. They use about a third of the energy retrieved from their food to fuel the digestion process.