SNAZ- BURMESE PYTHON

SNAZ- BURMESE PYTHON-  Python bivittatus

Burmese Pythons

Latin name: Python bitvittatus

Native Home: Burmese pythons are endemic to Northeastern Indian and other Southeast Asian countries.

Size: Burmese Pythons typically reach up to 9.5 to 13ft in length as adults, but specimens have reached nearly 23ft in length.

Diet: Burmese pythons are opportunistic feeders and will consume a whole host of birds and mammals.

Reproduction: Burmese pythons are egg layers and will lay up to 50 eggs at one time.

Morphs:

  • Albino - Imported by Tom Crutchfield 1981
  • Granite - Produced by Andrea Cini 1992, Imported by Bob Clark 1992
  • Patternless (Green) - Tom Crutchfield produced the first visuals in 1987
  • Hypo - Imported by Michael Cole in 2000s
  • Labyrinth - Imported by Peter Koch in 1988 and Bob Clark produced first captive-born hatchlings in 1989

Other Morphs: Butter, Fader, Pin, Champagne, Piedbald, Lava, Silverside Butterscotch, Smoke, Stonewash, Scaleless, Bedrock/Leopard (Line bred), Jigsaw (Line bred), Striped (Line bred) and Paradox (Line bred).

Invasive Species?? Burmese pythons were first seen in the Everglades National Park in the 1980s and in 2000 they were officially recognized as a reproducing population. It is believed that Hurricane Andrew is to blame for destroying multiple exotic animal facilities including a Burmese python breeding facility. It is suggested that between 30,000 and 300,000 Burmese pythons call the Florida Everglades home. It is very important to note that the Burmese python problem in Florida does not affect the rest of the United States. Florida’s Everglades provides the perfect climate for Burmese to thrive in and these pythons would not be able to survive winters or dry climates.