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2011-05-20 00:00:28

Kids can now get up close and personal with venomous cobras, deadly boa constrictors and poisonous adders, and it's all perfectly safe. Snakes, a new multimedia app from Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids, makes it fun to learn about all those slithering animals, with games, puzzles, fact-packed articles and beautiful multimedia. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Kids can now get up close and personal with venomous cobras, deadly boa constrictors and poisonous adders, and it's all perfectly safe....

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2010-11-30 09:50:00

By Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati In the wild, how does a snake climb a vertical surface without slipping? An examination involving boa constrictors is published by University of Cincinnati researchers. In a unique study involving young boa constrictors, University of Cincinnati researchers put snakes to work on varying diameters and flexibility of vertical rope to examine how they might move around on branches and vines to gather food and escape enemies in their natural habitat. The...

2010-11-30 00:00:44

On-Spot Enterprises has completed filming two 3-D music videos for American pop artist Zahra Universe in collaboration with Samsung. The two pop-dance single songs and music videos titled "Dancin by the Fire" and "Falling in Love" will be released early 2011. Samsung will play the two music videos worldwide to promote their 3-D televisions. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2010 On-Spot Enterprises has filmed two 3-D music videos in collaboration with Samsung in Seoul, South Korea. The...

2010-11-11 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett has inked a deal with Columbia Records and is ready to step into the spotlight as a solo artist. Dubbed "The Pen" by Jay-Z, Garrett is now focused on his own performing career as well as taking his songwriting and producing to a whole new international level. Grammy-nominated Garrett has crafted singles for Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Santana, Mary J. Blige and Gwen Stefani, earning this...

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2010-11-03 12:45:00

By Mick Kulikowski, North Carolina State University 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. More strikingly, the finding shows that the babies produced from this asexual reproduction have attributes previously believed to be impossible. Large litters of all-female babies produced by the "super mom" boa constrictor show...

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2009-10-13 15:15:00

Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report released today. The USGS report details the risks of nine non-native boa, anaconda and python species that are invasive or potentially invasive in the United States. Because all nine species share characteristics associated with greater risks, none was found to be a low ecological risk. Two of these...

2009-08-12 15:01:26

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 thing by slithering, the New York Post reported Wednesday. It's alive! It's alive! Vega recalled herself as screaming. Animal control officers reunited the 9-pound boa, Slinky, with its owner,...


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Rosy Boa, Lichanura trivirgata
2014-01-17 09:41:32

The Rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is commonly found throughout the southwestern areas of The United States, but may be found in parts of northwestern Mexico as well. A member of the Boidae family, the Rosy boa inhabits coastal desert canyons, rocky, desert slopes, creek-beds, and hillsides with large boulders. The Rosy boa is commonly fully grown measuring just over 3 feet. The species ranges in color from a yellowish, to tan or slate grey and 3 varying types of stripes run the length of...

Dumeril's boa, Boa dumerili
2014-01-10 15:32:04

The Boa dumerili or Acrantophis dumerili is a non-venomous species of snake found on the western coast and in the southwestern regions of Madagascar and Reunion Island. These areas are semi-arid, getting low amounts of precipitation. The common name for this species is Dumeril's boa. The boa feeds on small animals like birds, lizards, and rodents; it will also feed on other snakes if need be. The boa is nocturnal and therefore hunts at night; it is a constrictor, therefore once it captures...

Kenyan sand boa, Gongylophis colubrinus
2013-10-14 15:10:32

The Kenyan sand boa (Gongylophis colubrinus) is a boa snake and a member of the Boidae family. This species may also be referred to as the Egyptian sand boa, the Kenyan sand boa, the East African sand boa, and simply, the Sand boa. The sand boa is commonly found in northern Africa from Egypt and as far west as Niger. The snake's terrain ranges from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and northern Tanzania and inhabits semi-desert and rocky areas. Most of the Kenyan sand boa’s life is spent...

Round Island Boa, Casarea dussumeiri
2013-10-07 09:09:52

The Round Island Boa (Casarea dussumeiri) may sometimes be referred to as the Round Island Keel-scaled Boa. It is ranked as one of the world’s most endangered species and it is estimated there are fewer than 1000 left in the wild. In the mid-1800s, the Round Island Boa became restricted to Round Island due to the invasion of predatory rats in the surrounding regions. The species remains exclusive to the Indian Ocean to this day. Throughout the years the habitat of the Round Island Boa...

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2008-11-21 16:19:16

The Madagascar Tree Boa or Malagasy Tree Boa (Boa manditra), is a non-venomous species of boa endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is the only species in this genus or family. Its habitat is trees and shrubs near streams, rivers, ponds and swamps. It is generally nocturnal and feeds on bats and birds. It will occasionally leave the trees to hunt for small mammals on the ground. Adults average 48 to 60 inches in length, with some specimens growing to 84 inches. Females are typically...

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