Identification of Northern African Pythons
The Northern African python is a large, non-venomous species of constrictor snake. The average size found in Florida is around 10 feet in length, but they can grow up to 20 feet long in their native range. While very similar in appearance to the Burmese python, the pattern on the back of the Northern African python is less defined. In addition, their belly scales display a pattern of black and white markings, while those of the Burmese python are white.
In their native range, Northern African pythons can be found in a variety of habitats, ranging from semi-arid areas to swamps. They are particularly well suited for existence in agricultural areas and canals.