. However, when the grazing ended and the grasses returned the C.
The snake is not venomous but boa constrictors
attack prey with their teeth and then constrict it until they die.
The first boa constrictor
is now recovering after receiving specialist care at an RSPCA reptile centre.
The boa constrictor
was discovered on Wilton Lane at about 3.30pm last Thursday, followed by the Burmese Python at around 6.20pm on Friday.
Hook's letter explained that she was worried her beloved 15-year-old boa constrictor
, Larry, had contracted inclusion body disease, a mystery illness that had already claimed the lives of her two other pet snakes.
It is thought to be a rat snake, which is a type of constrictor
that is not venomous - although Cardiff Reptile Centre's Anthony Antonio said it would be able to give a "nasty bite" if disturbed.
The scientists used rats to entice their captive Boa constrictor
Although boa constrictors
can be deadly this one is described by handlers as 'placid'.
Shakira, a two-year-old Colombian rainbow boa constrictor
, disappeared from her tank on the seventh floor of St Anthony's House in Walker, Newcastle.
Potentially dangerous snakes including pythons and boa constrictors
were among nearly 100 exotic animals stolen from a Birmingham pet shop.
effects of toxin were significantly reduced by pretreating the animals with the anticholinergic agent atropine (58% inhibition), the glucocorticosteroid budesonide (49% inhibition), the [[beta].sub.2] adrenergic agent albuterol (71% inhibition), and the histamine [H.sub.1]-antagonist diphenhydramine (47% inhibition).
Schoolgirl Stacey Caldwell, 13, put her hand in the machine's return coin slot and found the boa constrictor