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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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The incident of the Burmese python successfully devouring the fawn heavier in weight than itself was "jaw-dropping," Bartoszek said.
8-meter) Burmese python in the Everglades was even found with an adult deer in its belly this past fall.
An estimated 150,000 Burmese pythons now occupy the state's southern half, according to officials.
He'd pick up any Burmese python he saw, because those snakes eat endangered species, but biologists think they long ago lost the fight to rid the Everglades of them.
Invasion of the Burmese Python is part game and part interactive nature documentary.
Summary: The Burmese python measures more than 17 feet and weighs 74.
Students at the University of Alabama are used to seeing a 3-meter (10 foot)-long Burmese python slithering down the hallways of the biology department.
SCHOOLchildren from Southern Road Primary, in Plaistow, London, look on as members of staff at London Zoo carry Big Bertha, a 16-foot Burmese python, from the Veterinary Hospital to the zoo''s Reptile House, after the newly-arrived snake finished her quarantine period.
Don't be misled: The only animals you'll see in a living room in this doc are a cougar and a Burmese python.
A 12FT-LONG Burmese python is on the loose in Fife after escaping from its owner's home.
An exotic pet-gone-wild, the Burmese python may be responsible for altering Florida's best places in big ways.