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Old 01-16-13, 09:03 PM   #1
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Burmese Pyhton Natural History

Despite their popularity in the trade and prevalence in the news, not much attention is given the natural history of this fascinating giant; Range, prey, breeding etc covered here Burmese Pythons in the Wild - the Natural History of a Giant Snake That Reptile Blog
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Old 01-16-13, 11:17 PM   #2
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Excellent article Frank, and superb advice to the young man in the comments section beneath the article.

I really like Burms, the normal "wild" phase and the albino. But there's not a massive amount of info "out there", especially compared to other species.

What I've always had difficulty finding too is beautiful burm photos with naturalistic backgrounds... I collect snake photographs/images and have yet to find a stunning (professional grade) photo of one in a natural looking setting.
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Good read, eating porcupines must take some care though ha ha.
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Good read, eating porcupines must take some care though ha ha.
Thanks very much..I've never quite figured out how they eat porcupines..or pass the quills, as they are not digested - yikes! But plenty of documented observations. I've seen caiman injured by catfish spines, anaconda killed from infections after being cut swallowing deer with small antlers, large turtle (Podocnemis) shells, so perhaps there are losses..

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Excellent article Frank, and superb advice to the young man in the comments section beneath the article.

I really like Burms, the normal "wild" phase and the albino. But there's not a massive amount of info "out there", especially compared to other species.

What I've always had difficulty finding too is beautiful burm photos with naturalistic backgrounds... I collect snake photographs/images and have yet to find a stunning (professional grade) photo of one in a natural looking setting.
Now that you mention it, same here - I went through some books last night, good habitat photos scarce as you say; thought perhaps in Pope's Giant snakes, but no. I don't recall if there were any in the more recent Tales of Giant Snakes, do not have it on hand, Best regards, Frank
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