Angolan Python

Python anchietae

Pythons are constrictors. When prey comes near, a python will strike and grasp the animal in its teeth and immediately begin wrapping its muscular body around it. As the victim exhales, the python tightens its grip until the animal can no longer breathe and suffocates.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 3.3 to 5.9 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Arid rocky areas and bushland
dietDiet: Rodents and birds