The green tree python eats small animals, including mammals, birds and other reptiles in their Australian jungle environment. They are nocturnal hunters that use both vision and special heat-detecting pits to hunt their prey. They use their green coloration to blend with the trees they inhabit and hide from both predators and prey.Know More
Green tree pythons spend a majority of their time in trees – more than any other python. They move only rarely, sometimes remaining in the same hunting spot for 14 days while waiting for prey to wander by. When hunting, they wait wrapped around tree branches, with the forward part of their bodies coiled and ready to strike. During the day, they instead rest hanging from tree branches or coiled in tree hollows or other shelters.
Green tree pythons are solitary animals, only coming together to breed. The females lay eggs, which they watch over for around 50 days. The young are born either brick red or bright yellow, changing to green once they reach adulthood. The diet of very young snakes consists of invertebrates, with other animals added to their diet as they grow in size and their jaw-gape widens. They take several years to become sexually mature, and this can be long after they gain their adult coloration.Learn more about Snakes
Although the green anaconda is native to the tropics of South America, it's also found in the wild in Florida. This is probably due to the escape or release of pet anacondas, the United States Geological Survey states. You can identify the green anaconda by its location, color, markings and size.Full Answer >
African rock pythons eat mostly land-based vertebrates. Their diet includes rats and other small mammals, although adults can take down larger animals, including antelopes. Rock pythons will also eat crocodiles and fish and may kill livestock and pets in areas where their range overlaps human habitation.Full Answer >
Baby garter snakes, or garden snakes, eat mostly worms, small fish and tadpoles in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed worms, small fish and pinkies.Full Answer >
In the wild, king snakes feed on other snakes, lizards, turtle eggs, birds, frogs and small mammals. They are opportunistic feeders, meaning that their diet varies depending on what is available. Common king snakes are known for their immunity to pit viper venom, allowing them to feed on dangerous snakes like rattlesnakes and cottonmouths. King snakes use constriction to kill their prey before feeding.Full Answer >