Sun Bear station rangers released a 10 kg Burmese Python back into the wild. The reptile was confiscated from a village in Veal Pi area. The Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) is one of the biggest snakes in the world, these powerful ambushing constrictors are native to Southeast Asia. The nocturnal python lives in forested plains and hills, usually close to water. They can grow up to 6 meters (20 ft) long and weigh up to 180 kg (400 pounds) but despite their size, they are excellent swimmers and can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes.