Ball Python
(Python regius)



Ball Python by John White

Ball Python head by Monica McGarrity

Ball Python (click on images to view larger)

 Photo by John White (CalPhotos); illustration by Monica McGarrity (UF). These photos may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.


Usually less than 4 ft.


Body is dark brown. Back and sides are marked with irregular, tan blotches with darker blotches inside--markings look a bit like alien or ghost faces. Head is marked with broad facial bands from the eyes to the corners of the jaw. Scales are smooth and shiny. This snake lays eggs. 


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Ball Python Sightings

EDDMapS sightings of Ball Pythons in Florida - 25 Aug 2010.

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