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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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Reproduction of the Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus) in southern Florida.
It is the largest documented prey-to-predator ratio documented for a Burmese python. "I'm holding it in my hands looking at this small jaw.
Burmese pythons are snakes native to tropical South and Southeast Asia.
Over 100,000 Burmese pythons infesting the Florida Everglades have decimated 90 percent of small wildlife while surviving all attempts at eradication.
A boa constrictor or Burmese python are, however, not recommended.
The following day an 8ft Burmese Python was found on the same road.
But Krysko said it is too little, too late after Burmese python numbers mushroomed during decades when sales weren't outlawed and wildlife agencies had few programs to deal with unwanted pets or snakes released in the wild.
Wildlife officials say rock pythons captured here have averaged 10 feet in length; the longest Burmese python caught in Florida was over 18 feet long.
Lucie, Florida found a 3.6-meter-long (12 foot) Burmese python in the bushes after several neighborhood cats were reported missing.
Longwood, FL, February 01, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Orlando-based game studio Bigglesworth Studios has announced the development of their first mobile game, Invasion of the Burmese Python. In the game, players are able to experience the Everglades from the perspective of a Burmese python, one of the five largest snake species in the world.
"Most people wouldn't start with a Burmese python, then most people aren't like me.
"They'd said it was a Burmese python but it wasn't, it was an African rock python.