A Cuban Boa constrictor
is on the loose in County Durham.
Within six seconds of looping around an anesthetized lab rat, a boa constrictor
squeezes enough to halve blood pressure in a rear-leg artery.
In November, a live, 2 1/2-foot-long rainbow boa constrictor
was found on a sidewalk in Honolulu's Chinatown.
In captivity, boa constrictors
are fed mice, rats and chicks.
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
The boa constrictor
, which is small by comparison, grows to be about 4 meters long.
Meanwhile, Kent residents have been warned by police not to approach a 6ft pet boa constrictor
on the loose after escaping from its owner's house.
No other snakes have legs snakes - such as pythons and boa constrictors
- do have nub-like legs beneath their skins.
Mr McFarland, 48, stressed the non-poisonous constrictor
posed no public threat.
Kids ages 6-8 in grades 1-3 will find this elementary primer on boa constrictors
adds to Enslow's 'Zoom in on Animals' series with a little over twenty easy pages of bright information.
This research shows that brevetoxins are potent airway constrictors
, triggering several physiological pathways.