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Ball Python 
Python regius
Range: Western Africa.
Diet: Warm blooded prey (small animals).  At the zoo: mice.
Fun Facts:
  • When irritated or afraid, Ball Pythons characteristically roll up into a ball with their head and tail inside, which gives them their name!
  • Like all snakes, they are good swimmers and can remain underwater for periods of 20 minutes or longer!
  • The female makes a shallow nest and lays an average of 6 - 8 eggs at a time!
  • Life span is about 15 years!

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