Communication and Perception
Vision plays an important role in a ball python’s ability to secure prey. Research on the way these snakes behaved under bright light determined that ultraviolet activity may be a factor in capturing prey. Other research suggests that ball pythons may follow the scent trails of their mammalian prey because those trails reflect ultraviolet light.
Communication Channels: visual ; tactile ; chemical
Perception Channels: visual ; infrared/heat ; tactile ; vibrations ; chemical