So what’s up with the abrupt black head? Instead of warming its entire body in the sun like most snakes, the Black-headed Python only sticks its black head out into the sunshine. That way, the black scales act like solar panels, absorbing the sun’s warm rays like a sponge. The warmth instantly reaches their brain and sense organs, allowing them to quickly become alert.
Black-Headed Pythons & Their Unusal Sunbathing Technique
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