Geographical Range Eastern India to southeastern Asia
Habitat Open jungles, woodlands, grasslands, swamps, marshes, river valleys
Scientific Name Python molurus bivittatus
Conservation Status Near threatened

Some Burmese pythons can reach a length of 20 feet. However, even the more typical 17-to-18 foot-long specimens can exceed 200 pounds! These snakes have become popular as pets because of their beauty, slow movements, and impressive size. But they are often purchased by people who are not able to give them the proper housing and care. It often takes two people just to lift a mature animal. Furthermore, the snake's enclosure can occupy most of a room, and its food requirements match its size.