Royal Python
  • Ground-dwelling, non-venomous snake
  • Native to the savannas and rain forests of western Africa
  • When stressed, it will curl into a tight ball with its head hidden inside
  • The Egyptian queen Cleopatra supposedly wore them around her wrists
  • Typically light-brown and black in color
  • Usually 3-6 feet in length
  • Females are larger than males
  • Live 20-40 years
  • Oldest was 48 years old