The Burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world. Burmese pythons are dark-colored snakes with many brown blotches bordered in black down the back. The female is slightly larger and heavier than the male. The Burmese python is considered an invasive species in the United States, specifically in southern Florida. Decreasing numbers of foxes, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, deer, birds and coyote have been noted in the following five years.