My snakes are so adorable – I could cuddle them all day! Man wraps himself in Burmese pythons
This reveler gets a little busy at celebrations in Manila to mark the upcoming Chinese Year of the Snake.
The man is pictured dangerously frolicking with pythons, including the famous albino Burmese python.
Recognizable by their iconic patterned skin, these constrictors are a native species of grassy swamps throughout Southeast Asia.
Knotting fun: The Filipino reveler flirts with danger while playing with Burmese pythons
Scarce spot: The Burmese pythons are known to grow to 23 feet in length and have a girth the size of telephone poles
Burmese pythons are among the largest snakes on earth and have been known to reach 23 feet or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 pounds and have a girth the size of a telephone pole.
The snakes begin life mainly as dwellers in trees. However, when they grow into full adults, they become ground dwellers. They are naturally excellent swimmers, sometimes being able to stay underwater for up to 30 minutes.
Burmese constrictors feed primarily on small mammals and birds. With poor eyesight, they rely on chemical receptors in their tongues and thermal sensors in their jaws to track their prey.
They catch prey with their teeth and wrap their bodies around the victim in a deadly squeeze until they suffocate.