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Pythons, are a family of non-venomous snakes found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world. Eight genera and 26 species are currently recognized.

Found in subsaharan Africa, peninsular India, Myanmar, southern China, Southeast Asia and from the Philippines southeast through Indonesia to New Guinea and Australia.

In the United States an introduced population of Burmese pythons, Python molurus bivittatus, has existed as an invasive species in the Everglades National Park since the late 1990s.

Many species have been hunted aggressively, which has decimated some, such as the Indian python,

Most members of this family are ambush predators, in that they typically remain motionless in a camouflaged position and then strike suddenly at passing prey. They will generally not attack humans unless startled or provoked, although females protecting their eggs can be aggressive. Large adult specimens can kill people. Unsuspecting children can and have been preyed upon and swallowed whole after being suffocated. Reports of attacks on human beings were once more common in South and Southeast Asia, but are now quite rare.

As is capture ….

“Python ……” was featured in Extreme Close-Ups

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africa, aggressively, ambush, asia, australia, camouflaged, china, eggs, everglades, hunted, indonesia, myanmar, new guinea, peninsular india, philippines, predators, prey, python, snake, snakes, strike, united states, venomous

Comments

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    OH MY, what a shot, those werent my exact words when I saw it lol, fantastic work, and words to go with…gina

  • lol I wonder what them words was’ Love your comments ginia as always ! ….. (-;

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  • brirose55
    brirose55about 5 years ago

    wow what north and south brilliant capture jon

  • Thank you Brian and I love the Wow factor ! …..

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  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 5 years ago

    OMG Jon! This is truly amazing. I can’t believe all the beautiful colors inside this guys mouth. Hell…I can’t believe you even caught this…and so well…with it’s mouth wide open…and such detail! Fantastic photography and excellent stop in action. Wow! I am impressed!!! A definate fave! You know it looks like a nice soft place to go if you have to die that way. Not me though!!! :))

  • Asolutely brilliant comments from you Ginny and I agree not for me either lol …….. (-;

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  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyabout 5 years ago

    :

  • “Python ……” was featured in Extreme Close-Ups

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  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciabout 5 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing capture Jon!!!!!!! Fantastic :)

  • Love your comments as always Nori thank you ! …. (-;

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  • laureenr
    laureenrabout 5 years ago
    Wow. An incredible capture. Truly fantastic Jon. Well done.
  • Hi, laureenr thank you for your wonderful comments ……

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  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    A truly remarkable image, excellent shot
    j

  • Why thank you so much jesika ! ….

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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic Shot!

  • Thank you again my friend ! ……

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  • VanillaDolphin
    VanillaDolphinabout 5 years ago

    WOW! Amazing capture!

  • A Wow is good for me thank you very much Vanilla ! …..

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful color. Never thought about the contrast of colors. Good capture.

  • Kind comments wonderful review thank you Cee ! ….

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