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Ball Python

Python regius

Family

Pythonidae, the python family.

Conservation Status

None

Distribution

Western to Central Africa.

Habitat

Grasslands, savannahs and sparsely wooded areas with good cover near open water.

Factoid

The spurs on either side of their vents are vestigial remains of the hind legs that snakes lost during their evolution from lizard to snake millions of years ago. Males have longer spurs than females.

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