A Burmese Python Consuming a Rodent Meal (image) University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a Burmese python consuming a rodent meal. Within 48 hours of feeding, Burmese pythons can undergo up to a 44-fold increase in metabolic rate and the mass of their major organs can increase by 40 to 100 percent. Credit Stephen Secor Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.