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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.
Female reticulated pythons are capable of laying 60 to 100 eggs at a time, which take 70 to 90 days to hatch.
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.
If it's found and is a reticulated python, the incident will become a law enforcement investigation.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said the reticulated python passed away due to an apparent tumour.
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.
The reticulated python managed to swallow a pregnant sheep--whole
The snake most associated with unprovoked human fatalities in the wild is the reticulated python.