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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.
A government official said yesterday that the African rock python is not permitted to be kept in the province under the Exotic Wildlife Regulation.
African rock pythons are one of the largest species of snake, potentially growing to more than 20ft in length.
A snake expert said it was possible that the African rock python was spooked and simply clung to whatever it landed on.
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.
Hungover Dwayne Matthews found the African rock python - called Bruce - rearing up above his pal and threw a duvet over it to calm it down.
PRINCES William and Harry were left a little shaken yesterday when they came face to face with a large African rock python.

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