Rat Stalks Python Nest 03 Footage
Rat can smell out eggs, including python eggs, from far way and without recognizing the obvious danger, rats will approach large pythons to get close to its eggs eggs.
Burmese pythons will not feed during the two months of incubation but the female python will certainly attack any intruder near its nest such as rodents, which might be attacked by the python’s eggs. Any animal approaching the incubating python will be attacked and killed as shown in this video. Regardless, the snake will not eat the killed rat, which raises another issue, because the smell of the dead rodent might attack potential predators…
Burmese pythons reach sexual maturity in four to five years. Males breed at 7 to 9 feet and females breed when they are at least 9 feet. When ready to mate, the female pythons release Pheromones, chemicals that are secreted to send messages to other animals, which notify male Pythons in the area that there is a female that is ready to mate. After mating, the female may lay up to 100 eggs, but the average amount of eggs they lay is about 35. Unlike most snakes, the female coils around the clutch until the eggs hatch, keeping them warm. This is accomplished by muscle spasms which increases the temperature by as much as seven degrees. The mother also stays with the eggs to protect them from predators. The female will attack and strike at anything daring to approach the eggs. During this entire time, the mother does not leave the eggs, not even to eat. Once the babies hatch, the mother leaves them on their own. They must find their own food and shelter, and must protect themselves from predators. Burmese Defending Eggs was filmed by Heiko Kiera aka Ojatro in South Florida in 2017.
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