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African Rock Python   (Python s. sebae)
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This species is the largest native snake in Africa and one of the five largest species of snakes on the planet. They are capable of reaching twenty feet in length and are able to thrive in a variety of habitats. African Rock Pythons use constriction to kill their prey, which can include antelope and even crocodiles!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_sebae

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Snake-Species/African-Rock-Python

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Reptilia
Order - Squamata
Family - Pythonidae
Genus - Python
Species - P. sebae

 
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