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Species: Ball Python
Size: Ball pythons are the smallest of all pythons and typically grow to about 4 – 5 feet in length.
Native Habitat: Ball pythons are native to the grasslands of west and central Africa.
- They get the name “ball” python because their defense mechanism is to curl up into a tight ball if they feel nervous or threatened.
- The longest snake in the world is another python species called a reticulated python…they can grow to over 30 feet in length!