These beautiful snakes originate from West Africa but have been captive bred in this country for many years. Lola is a rescue python and has had several owners including a Royal Marine!
She is a great ambassador for snakes as she is very gentle and friendly and is happy to be handled, especially if you have warm hands!
Fascinating fact: this species is very special to the Igbo people of Nigeria. If one is accidentally killed, it is given a coffin and a funeral!