less than 1 minute read

Pythons: Pythonidae


Pythons are meat eaters and mostly feed on mammals and lizards, although some may take an occasional bird, and a few enjoy other species of snakes. They may crawl around looking for prey animals, but more often than not, they hunt by ambush. To ambush a prey, the snake remains still and waits for an animal to happen by and then lashes out to grab it.

Although it is very, very rare, some of the largest python species, including reticulated, African, and Indian pythons, have been known to coil around and then eat humans.

Additional topics

Animal Life ResourceDinosaurs, Snakes, and Other ReptilesPythons: Pythonidae - Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Black-headed Python (aspidites Melanocephalus): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, PYTHONS AND PEOPLE