|Burmese python (Python molurus ssp. bivittatus) by Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service, Bugwood.org|
Unexpectedly, the pythons were found to have a large home range, roughly 22 square kilometers (8.5 sq mi) but home ranges of the snakes can overlap in some habitat-use areas. The pythons were most concentrated in slough and coastal habitats and the snakes tended to move the most during dry conditions. Tree islands, areas of patchy woody vegetation within a freshwater wetland, were especially frequented by the pythons, potentially due to the opportunity to prey upon the small mammals and birds that frequent them and the shaded, structured habitat they provide. To date, tree islands haven't been extensively searched due to their thick vegetation and rough terrain, but with this new data, it certainly suggested.
For more on the research paper: Burmese python habitat use patterns may help control efforts