boa constrictor


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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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AN eight-foot boa constrictor, stolen from a Mid Wales caravan, has been found safe and well.
A search of the interior turned up a boa constrictor, still alive, Humphrey said.
Last August, a 7-foot-long boa constrictor wandered from its home and devoured a Chihuahua named Babette in front of the dog's horrified, 74-year-old owner.
Once I had to tend a boa constrictor which had gone mad.
Inspector Dave Coleman said: "We have been advised that six foot is not large for a boa constrictor.
color) Scholarship winner and Santa Susana High graduate Ronald Turner of Simi Valley poses with his pet boa constrictor.
It's thought the boa constrictor had been flushed down the toilet by its owner and ended up at the treatment plant in Aberdeen.
STEVE Irwin's son Robert, four, proved a chip off the block when a boa constrictor bit him - and he laughed it off.
AN 8ft boa constrictor which was mistaken for a loose exhaust pipe as it clung to the underside of a car is recovering in a rescue centre.
Photo: James Conaway of Newhall Pet Center plays with a red-tailed boa constrictor during an animal show.
A MENTALLY disturbed man stabbed his pet boa constrictor in the mouth then terrorised a street by waving the 6ft-long snake around.
The stunned homeowner found the four foot boa constrictor coiled up hiding among the flowers of a hanging basket inside the front of their house in Stockingford.