Serpent Stars of ''Snakes on a Plane''

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Kitty, a 250-pound (113-kilogram) Burmese python, drapes its 17-foot-long (5.2-meter-long) body over Snakes on a Plane animal trainer Jules Sylvester.

One of the world's largest snakes, the Burmese python is native to the sun-dappled tree branches and forest floors of Southeast Asia's rain forests. A skillful swimmer and climber, the gigantic python feeds primarily on small mammals as well as birds, lizards, and other snakes.

In recent years the species has become an invasive threat in the wetlands of the Florida Everglades, where it has been known to try and swallow the occasional alligator.

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Photograph courtesy Jules Sylvester
 
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