The Burmese python, is light yellowish cream with a series of brown elongated rectangular blotches edged with black. There is a lance-shaped mark on the head and neck. There are a number of facial pits, which are sensitive to changes in temperature and allow the python to locate warm-blooded prey hiding in concealed areas.
- They are excellent swimmers, being able to stay submerged for up to half an hour.
- A snake needs to eat the equivalent of its body weight in a year. After eating it may not feed for weeks and can even fast for several months.