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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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Female reticulated pythons are capable of laying between 60 and 100 eggs at a time, which take between 70 and 90 days to hatch.
Zookeepers and vets from Chester Zoo and cardiologists from Cardiff Met work together to perform a health check, including the first ultrasound performed on a reticulated python
While the safari park, near Bewdley, Worcestershire, has previously bred snakes, including this particular species, consultant curator of reptiles Mark O'Shea said the introduction of the female reticulated python will not be used for breeding, but rather for education, to fight the negative stereotype that a snake is nothing but violent.
As travelers at Port Columbus Airport walk down the main concourse toward baggage claim, they're greeted by an unexpected sight: A 24-foot, 303-pound reticulated python that just swallowed somebody's suitcase.
A common snake species is the reticulated python seen in zoos.
He also has to negotiate live ordnance left over from the Vietnam War, as well as a reticulated python, a whip scorpion, a monitor lizard and a herd of buffalo.
Fisheries and Wildlife assistant director Tom French says based on descriptions, they're probably looking for a Burmese python, a legal species, or possibly a reticulated python, which is illegal in Massachusetts.
When they opened up a package marked "fragile" they found a rare albino reticulated python.
While the safari park has previously bred snakes, including this particular species, Mr O'Shea said the introduction of the female Reticulated Python will not be used for breeding, but rather for education, to fight the negative stereotype that a snake is nothing but violent.
Hooghly (West Bengal), Jan 16 (ANI): A rare endangered reticulated python, rescued recently, is being treated by an NGO in Hooghly district.
After one of the shows, children gather around Ritchey (right) for a closer look at a reticulated python.
The reticulated python, one of the most popular snakes for its skin, is under increasing pressure.