One of the largest snakes in the world, the Burmese python (Python molurus) can grow up to 25 feet long and get as thick as a telephone pole. Like other pythons, it is a non-venomous constrictor, wrapping its body around prey to suffocate it before swallowing it whole. It can eat animals as large as a leopard and sambar.
- Length: 16 to 25 ft
- Habitat: Tropical forest
- Diet: Birds, mammals, and reptiles
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)