Where in the world?
Grasslands, savannas, and sparsely wooded areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
Large female Ball Pythons may reach 6 feet long, while the smaller males reach a maximum of about 5 feet long.
Ball Pythons are generally light brown and black, with some variation based on location. In captivity, humans have bred these snakes to exhibit over 3,000 different color patterns, known as morphs.
These snakes will curl into a ball when stressed or frightened, giving them their name.
Did you know?
The Igbo in Nigeria consider the Ball Python to be symbolic of the Earth. If one is accidentally killed, a coffin will be made and it will be given a short funeral.