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Rare 20 Foot Long Indian Rock Python

By Anisha Gupta
  • Aug 28, 2017
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Limited to Southern Asia, Indian rock python is generally lighter coloured than the Burmese python and reaches usually 3 metres. These slow moving species can be found in a wide range of habitats, including grasslands, swamps, marshes, rocky foothills, woodlands, "open" jungle and river valleys.

The python, which was 20-foot-long was taken into safety and carefully released in the nearby forest.

 

Indian pythons are strict carnivores and feed on mammals, birds and reptiles indiscriminately, but usually prefer mammals. They use their tight grip and coils to kill the prey and then eat it. 

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