The Albino Burmese Python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the entire world. It is native to a large variation of tropic and some subtropic areas of Asia!
Albino Burmese Pythons can weigh up to 200 pounds and grow up to over 20 feet long. The largest pythons are always female pythons. They can grow from 13 to 20 feet while the typically smaller males grow somewhere from 8 to 17 feet. However, most Burmese pythons in general grow to a length of around 12-13 feet. The males and females have some different external features. In males the anal spurs on each side of the cloaca are much more developed than in female ones. It’s unknown how long the they will live in the wild. The snake’s body and its organs are really long and very thin.
Burmese pythons typically have a grey or green to gold base coloring. The top of the head also features a distinct arrow shape. The belly has dots with some dark spots and some blotches too. Albino Burmese pythons are native to the forests and swamps of Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Laos too. They are patient hunters and powerful constrictors, they ambush rodents, birds and also mammals, suffocating their prey before they consume it.
The first Albino Burmese Pythons were actually discovered in the early 1980s.
A Python breeder Bob Clark obtained one of these animals and produced the first ever captive bred Albino Burmese Python in the year 1986. These snakes are not actually albino, they technically show amelanism, a lack of pigment. A true albino animal actually has no pigment at all, whereas these snakes still have some yellow and also red pigments. Only their black pigment is missing there. A young albino Burmese pythons have bright red eyes and a white base color, with some yellow and red markings too. As they age, these markings become less and less distinct.