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In a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating.
WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife will hold a joint oversight hearing on "How To Manage Large Constrictor Snakes And Other Invasive Species." The Subcommittees will receive testimony on efforts to monitor and control Burmese Pythons and other invasive species in Everglades National Park.
WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a U.S. House Subcommittee will consider H.R. 2811 a bill that could determine the fate of much of the reptile trade in the United States. Introduced by U.S.
Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here.
A worker at a New York City laundromat said she was shocked when what she thought was a toy 4-foot-long boa constrictor behind a stack of clothes began to move. Erika Vega, 27, said she didn't think much of the snake behind the clothes she was preparing to wash until it revealed itself to be the real
A California scientist disputes a theory that a giant snake that lived about 60 million years ago needed a warm climate to survive. Mark Denny, a professor of marine sciences at Stanford University, argued the 40-foot-long snake could have regulated its body temperature by coiling up, The Stanford University News reported Friday. Scientists at the University of Toronto discovered the fossil last year in an open-pit mine in Colombia.
More than 100 pets, enough to stock a small zoo, were turned in Saturday during Connecticut's first amnesty day for exotic animals. Most of the exotics brought to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport were reptiles, the Connecticut Post reported.
A 9-foot boa constrictor that startled a Yuma, Ariz., family when it turned up on the porch remains unclaimed in a local animal shelter. The Humane Society of Yuma told the Yuma Sun the boa will be donated to a zoo or sent to a rescue organization if the owner does not come forward.
Spanish police say they are waiting for a shipment of snake venom antidote before entering a Madrid apartment filled with illegal reptiles.
The Common Northern Boa (Boa constrictor imperator), is a species of boa native to Central America. It is one of the most common boa species found in captivity. In the wild it is found in Colombia, the Caribbean Islands, the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, and the Hog Islands, as well as other areas. There are fears that this species may be nearly extinct in the wild. This is one of the smaller boa species, and averages 51 to 100 inches in length when fully grown. However, some specimens have...
The Red-tailed Boa, Boa constrictor, is a species of boa and the second largest member of the Boidae family, following the Anaconda. The name "red-tailed" boa actually refers to the only one subspecies of boa constrictor, the true red-tailed boa. Adult Boas can reach from 5 to 12 feet in total length. However they can grow to more than 14 feet as one in captivity is proof. They have an attractive and interesting pattern of brown to reddish-brown or black "saddles" or dorsal blobs of color...
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