My snakes are so charming – I could cuddle them all day! Man wraps himself in Burmese pythons
This reveler gets a little tied up during celebrations in Manila to mark the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Snake.
The man is depicted precariously jumping around with pythons, including the famous Albino Burmese python.
Recognizable by their iconic skin pattern, these constrictors are a native species to the grassy swamps throughout Southeast Asia.
Knot fun: Philippine reveler flirts with danger as he plays with Burmese pythons
Tight spot: The Burmese pythons have been known to grow up 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 grow 23 feet or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 pounds with a girth the size of telephone poles.
The snakes start their life mainly as inhabitants of trees. However, as they grow into full-fledged adults, they become ground dwellers. They are excellent swimmers by nature, sometimes staying underwater for up to 30 minutes.
Burmese constrictors feed largely on small mammals and birds. With poor eyesight, they rely on chemical receptors in their tongues and heat sensors in their jaws to track their prey.
They catch the prey with their teeth and wrap their body around the victim in a deadly squeeze until they suffocate.