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Burmese Python

Python bivittatus

Description:

White...I'd have said albino but for the yellow geometric patterns.

Habitat:

Captive.


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6 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 days ago

@cole14, now that you mention it...I seem to see a dog too! But no ears. :)

cole14
cole14 2 weeks ago

I think that this a cool snake it looks like it has a dog head

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Tukup. I generally do not post photos of captive animals...makes me sad...but then a few are so rare or so striking or maybe a species I know I will never see in the wild...so glad you enjoyed this spotting.

Tukup
Tukup 2 weeks ago

Nice picture Sukanya. I always thought these were albinos, so I checked it out. Thanks for making be research . . . and you are right. "They are white with patterns in butterscotch yellow and burnt orange. Contrary to popular belief, the amelanistic Burmese python is not an albino form of the Burmese python. Amelanistic means lack of melanin, which is black pigment, while albinism is caused by a genetic mutation."

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 weeks ago

I corrected the coordinates...hope it is showing up OK now...Leeds, UK, has a Tropical World...I love that place.

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Wow! Are you kidding me? It looks like it is coming for you! What sort of captivity is in? Your map has it in the North Sea.

Mid Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.36, Long: 1.17

Spotted on Sep 2, 2017
Submitted on Apr 28, 2019

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