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Saturday, 3 June 2017


On April 1st, 2007 (April Fool's Day) Google sent an e-mail to its employees saying a python was loose in their office. They weren't joking.


Pythons are not venomous. As constrictors, they squeeze their prey to death and swallow them whole.

Attacks on humans are rare, but a ten-year-old boy was killed in South Africa in 2002 and in 1999 a three-year-old boy died in the US.

They can detach their jaws, allowing the python to stretch to three times the size of their head.

Pythons mainly live on small mammals but have been known to eat dogs and cats, which take weeks or months to digest.

In the wild they frequently eat antelope, which weigh up to 140lbs (10st.) One python in Florida ate a 1.83 metre (6ft) crocodile.

Pythons eat only 4 to 5 times a year if their prey is large.

When a python eats something, 37 percent of the energy in the food is spent just digesting it.

After a meal, a Burmese python’s heart grows by 40%.

Burmese python

Python can grow to 30 feet and typically weigh 260 to 300lb.

Pythons live 20-30 years on average in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity.

In the wild, they are found in rainforests, savannas and deserts.

Flat out, pythons can reach speeds of 32.18 kilometres per hour (20mph).

Source Daily Mail

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