Today I am writing about a really cool snake that I would love to have as a pet one day, the Children’s python.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful little pythons normally grow to about 1 metre long.
- Children’s pythons didn’t get their name because they are good with children (although they are), or because they eat children (they don’t). They are named after John Children, a curator from the British Museum in the 1840’s.
- They are nocturnal hunters and eat small reptiles, birds and mammals, especially bats, which they catch by hanging from stalactites in caves. Like other pythons, they kill their prey by constriction.
- At breeding time, the females lay 10-15 eggs. They wrap themselves around the eggs to keep them warm and protect them from predators. The babies have bright patterns that fade as they get older.
- Children’s pythons are quote common and can be found in forests and rocky outcrops throughout northern Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Children’s pythons?