The African Rock Python is like a Reticulated Python with a bad temper. This python has the world record for eating the biggest animal a snake has ever swallowed. The animal the python swallowed was a gazelle. This type of kill is rare for snakes to eat and live. Pythons have swallowed antelope but died after the horns pierced their stomachs. What makes them even more dangerous is that African Rock Pythons are now in a few pet stores,(please don't take this as advise to buy a giant man-eating python). For beginers who would like have pet snakes, try sticking with more gentle Corn Snakes.