This morning our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) collected 5 pythons from local residents who fear them. These pythons are being transported to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center for evaluation and care before they are released into the wild. Good work WRRT!
Pythons have poor eyesight, so they have to rely on specialized receptors on their tongue and heat sensors on their jaw to find a meal. Pythons are constrictors, meaning that they squeeze their prey to death. They
spend a lot of time in trees but as they grow and become heavier, they navigate on land. They are good swimmers and can stay submerged below the water for about 30 minutes.