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Home: Pythons are found in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Indonesian Islands
Habitat: Most pythons are terestrial however, some are arboreal. Most pythons prefer drier habitats, although some species occur in tropical rain forest.
General Description (Genus): Large head that is set off from body. Heat sensitive labial pits that are within the labial scales. Patterned coloration. Size varies from approx. 3' to > 27'. Bodies vary from somewhat slender to very robust.
Diet: Mostly mammals and birds; Some reptiles.
Breeding: Pythons are egg layers. Some females brood their nests.
Python vs Boa: Boas are ovoviviparous (Eggs inside females are surrounded by a membrane instead of a hard shell. They develope inside the female untill they hatch.) Pythons are oviparous (egg laying).
In the Wild: Large Boas, Pythons, and Anacondas are all at least somewhat threatened due to habitat loss.
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