The Pythonidae, commonly known as pythons, are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world.

In the United States, an introduced population of Burmese pythonsPython bivittatus, has existed as an invasive species in the Everglades National Park since the late 1990s


Pythons are oviparous. This sets them apart from the family Boidae (boas), most of which bear live young (ovoviviparous). After they lay their eggs, females typically incubate them until they hatch. This is achieved by causing the muscles to “shiver”, which raises the temperature of the body to a certain degree, and thus that of the eggs. Keeping the eggs at a constant temperature is essential for healthy embryo development. During the incubation period, females do not eat and leave only to bask to raise their body temperature.

Are python snakes poisonous?
Pythons Are Not Venomous

The world’s longest snake, the reticulated python, is also part of the Pythonidae family. All of the species within this family are non-venomous. … But no, pythons are not poisonous / venomous in any way that could harm humans. They kill their prey by slowly squeezing it to death.