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Sleeping "Princess"

Find "Princess'" head..."Princess" is a Royal (Ball) python (Python regius), a native of West Africa. In the United States they are commonly called "ball pythons" but the correct name is "Royal python." The name "ball" python comes from their behavior trait of curling into a ball, burying their heads inside the coils of their bodies, when they feel threatened. "Princess" is the offspring of my first pair of Royal pythons which I obtained over 20 years ago, and which I still have. She hatched in 1997 so she is 11 years old this August. Check her tags for more information. Also www.ecosnake.com. Photo by Frank

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Taken on April 3, 2008