2. Coloration and Markings

Ball pythons are dark brown or close to black in color with numerous oblong blotches of tan, light brown, reddish- brown, or yellow-orange. The colors and patterns of wild ball pythons vary significantly between populations in different geographical locations. Pied and albino coloration occurs more often in ball pythons than in other snake species. The yellow-orange colorationof ball pythons in Ghana is very popular among python enthusiasts.

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