The pythons shown in The Lion Guard are African rock pythons, Africa's largest snake. Their stout bodies are mottled with blotches of chestnut, olive, buff, and brown. They have sharp, recurved teeth on both their upper and their lower jaws.
Pythons are non-venomous snakes that kill their prey by wrapping around its prey and tightening its coils. The color of their scales provides camouflage in or beneath trees. Pythons feed mostly on mammals (including antelopes, bats, and monkeys), reptiles, and birds. Pythons usually live near bodies of water, and spend the dry season in a dormant state.
As Baby Baboon darts though the trees, he leaps over a python that has wrapped itself around a branch. The snake's head raises in surprise, frightening Baby Baboon, who scampers away.
Pythons appear as cave paintings in the final chamber of the secret caves.