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The female Indian python lays as many as 60 eggs in rock crevices or tree holes. She remains with her clutch of eggs throughout the 100-day incubation period and keeps the eggs warm by coiling around them and controlling her body temperature, only leaving them to drink. The hatchlings are 18-24 in (45-60 cm) in length and grow quickly, but have many enemies including eagles, crocodiles, leopards, tigers, and hyenas.