Death Feigning Behavior in the Burmese Python Python bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Santosh Bhattarai, Chiranjibi Prasad Pokheral, Babu Ram Lamichhane


The rare death feigning behavior by Burmese python Python bivittatus is reported from Chitwan National Park, Nepal. This documentation from natural distributional range of Burmese python from human-python conflict prone zone is expected to be helpful as outreach material to safeguard the life of animal from danger by local people. This is the first report on death feigning in Burmese python from Nepal.


Reptilia; serpentes; Pythonidae; python; behavior; thanatosis; Chitwan; Nepal

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