Pythons (like boas) are constrictors. They squeeze their victims hard enough to stop the breathing.
Just because you weigh 200 pounds doesn’t mean you can’t be swallowed by a python. Records show that a 200-pound black bear was swallowed by a regal python.
A white python comes along maybe once in every 1,000 years. The London Zoo paid $14,000 for one back in the ’50s.
Pythons eat leopards.
Each animal has a familiar name and a technical name. Both for its genus and its species. But only two animals have the same name to cover all these categories: the boa constrictor and the gorilla. (In fact, the mountain variety of what you and I call a gorilla is identified scientifically as a “gorilla gorilla gorilla.”)
The boa constrictor swallows its prey whole. Food is digested by strong stomach acids.