Chitwan has a rich snake fauna but since snakes are cryptic their sightings are very rare.
During pre-monsoon, when the humidity levels are high, most of the snakes tend to crawl out of their hidden places and often face conflicts with humans. Recently a Burmese Python was rescued from a farm near Barahi Jungle Lodge by our naturalist. The snake was then released in Chitwan National Park.
Five Facts about Burmese Python
- They are among the largest snakes on Earth.
- They can reach upto a length of 23 feet or even more and can weigh upto 200 pounds.
- When young, most of their time is spent on the trees. But as they grow in size and weight they mainly inhabit grounds.
- They are superb swimmers and can stay underwater upto half an hour.
- Solitary by nature, they are seen together during mating.
Photograph Courtesy : Saket Shrouti
Written by : Malvika Verma