My snakes are so charming – I could cuddle them all day! Man wraps himself in Burmese Pythons
This reveler gets a little strapped in during celebrations in Manila to mark the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Snake.
The man is depicted frolicking precariously with pythons, including the famous Albino Burmese Python.
Recognized by their iconic patterned skin, these constrictors are a native of the grassy swamps throughout Southeast Asia.
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Tight spot: Burmese Pythons have been known to grow as tall as 23 feet and grow girths as tall as telephone poles
Burmese pythons are among the largest snakes on Earth and have been known to grow 23 feet or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 pounds with a girth the size of telephone poles.
The snakes start their lives mainly as inhabitants of trees. However, as they grow into full-fledged adults, they become ground dwellers. They are naturally excellent swimmers, sometimes staying underwater for up to 30 minutes.
Burmese constrictors largely feed on small mammals and birds. With poor eyesight, they rely on chemical receptors in their tongues and heat sensors in their jaws to track their prey.
They catch the prey with their teeth and wrap their bodies around the victim in a deadly squeeze to suffocation.