Because Burmese pythons are large predators, their only predators are humans and alligators. Their diet includes any animal that can fit into their unhinged jaws, including smaller alligators.
Burmese pythons are one of the largest species of pythons, and they grow rapidly, often reaching 6.9 feet before they reach 1 year of age and exceeding 12 feet in adulthood. The largest recorded specimen, a female named Baby, was 18 feet 10 inches long. Owned by a reptile zoo in Illinois until her death at age 27, Baby weighed 403 pounds and was named the world's heaviest snake by the Guinness Book of World Records.