Indian pythons are considered a vulnerable species and are now protected, along with other python species, by CITES I, which prohibits trade in live pythons and python products. Poaching is still a major threat, though.
Which Indian snake is endangered?
Sustained loss of habitat has now placed the world’s longest venomous snake, the king cobra, on the ‘endangered’ list. The snake is found mostly in the Indian rainforests in the Western Ghats.
Is Indian python dangerous?
Since the python is not poisonous, it is a matter of the predator being able to avoid being enveloped by the python, in which case the constriction of the snake may literally squeeze the life out of the predator.
Is it legal to kill python in India?
Are snakes protected under laws in India? Yes, snakes are protected as wild animals under various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Illegal hunting and possession of such protected snakes/ its body parts / venom are punishable offenses under the Act.
What does a Indian python eat?
Pythons feed mainly on small mammals and birds.