18 facts about Black-headed python

Black-headed python
11.They are rather docile and do not often bite.
When threatened, black-headed pythons may hiss and strike an opponent with their head. They rarely bite limiting themselves to head butts with their snouts closed. These snakes have not been found to pose any danger to humans.
12.They are not venomous and have strong toxin immunity.
Although they do not possess venom glands, they are immune to most toxins of other Australian reptiles. This immunity allows them to hunt other venomous snakes without worry. To subdue prey, they constrict it with a muscular body.
13.Mating season that takes place in October and November.
They usually form a monogamous pairs, but in some cases may seek for an extra partner. After copulation, which may last from a few dozen minutes to six hours, the female lays 8 to 18 eggs and hatch them afterward. The young emerge from the eggs after about 2 months and are completely independent from the first minutes of life.
14.Their life expectancy is between 20 and 30 years.
Due to the lack of many natural enemies, life expectancy in the wild and in captivity does not vary much.
15.They reach sexual maturity at the age of 4 to 5 years.
16.Their lifestyle has a beneficial effect on the environment.
The burrows they create then become a shelter for other animal species.
17.Except for humans and dingoes, they do not have many enemies.
However, this does not apply to juveniles, which can fall prey to larger predators.
18.Black-headed pythons are not an endangered species.
IUCN classifies those reptiles as least concern (LC). The exact population size is not known but they are often found in their environment, which may indicate their high abundance.

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Black-headed python
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