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The Ball Python of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Sunday, October 7, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. It’s been a dreary weekend but we’re here to brighten your week up “ball python” style. It’s a lot like Gangnam Style with a lot less lights and dancing. Matter of fact it’s pretty much just slithering in darkness ha ha ha. But to each their own. Now let’s get into a few ball python facts.

The ball python hails from sub-Saharan Africa and like other pythons it is non-venomous. This is also the smallest of the African Pythons.The ball python can measure up to six feet but usually tops out at around 4 feet.

The ball python has nocturnal habits and during the day it wants to be as inconspicuous as possible. It seeks shelter in dark crevices and caves during the day. The ball python is also an excellent tree climber. You never know where this little critter might get to.

More About The Ball Python

The ball python eats small rodents. They will go after mice and rats of course but they will also go after a shrew and a bird as well. A female ball python will lay anywhere from 5 to 10 eggs in a clutch. At birth the young are on their own and will have to fend for themselves.

If you want more great information check out this week’s video which features a clip from a keeper talk given by our own Becky. Don’t forget you still have a chance to score a great Combo Ticket. It includes a General Admission and Safari Train ride for one great price. See our website for more details and we will talk with you all next week.

 

 

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