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boa constrictor

a very large snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America and the Caribbean, that kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)

boa constrictor

largest of all snakes; squeezes its victims in a deadly grip. [Zoology: NCE, 317]
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But Florida wildlife officials say African rock pythons pose an even bigger threat to the state and are more dangerous than their Burmese cousins.
Steve Benteau, a spokesman for the provincial Natural Resources Department, said no permit was issued for an African rock python and the province wasn't aware it was being kept at the apartment.
African rock pythons are one of the largest species of snake, potentially growing to more than 20ft in length.
The African rock Python, the third largest snake in the world, was discovered after pet shop staff became suspicious when they were offered it for sale.
THE African Rock Python is native to sub-Saharan African countries like Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
But now the story of the Lambton Worm has been given a grain of truth ( with the discovery of a 6ft African Rock Python roaming the area.
The couple admit calling the eight-foot African rock python Hisser because it was so aggressive.
He lives here with some Taiwanese beauty snakes and an African rock python who, I am reliably informed, "will definitely bite you".
Distraught dad Robert found teeth of the 8ft African Rock python embedded in his son's face after it escaped from its cage.

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