Rock Python (Python sebae)
Rock Pythons hail from sub-Saharan Africa. It has two subspecies; one is found in Central and Western Africa, the other in Southern Africa.
How did it get here?
Biologists don’t know how the rock python found its way to the area. But like the Burmese, they believe the first snakes were probably escaped or released pets. The state made rock pythons illegal to own in 2010. Two years later, the federal government banned importing them.
Is it spreading?
Rock pythons might not be spreading because they’re not good swimmers, unlike their cousins from Southeast Asia, which can submerge themselves for about 30 minutes. Or they might simply be biding their time for the right event to trigger an explosion because of their rapid growth in numbers.