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2008-12-13 05:53:25

Police in Alabama say that the person who removed 22 tree boa snakes from a garden shed was simply concerned about the welfare of the reptiles. Jacob Brooks of Prallville, Ala., filed a theft report when he returned home and found his pets missing, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. The Amazon tree boas had total value of $10,000. Police Chief Alfred Wadsworth said that no criminal charges are being considered in the case. He said that the motive for the removal was to get the snakes to a...


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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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2007-02-21 10:27:38

The Amazon Tree Boa, Corallus hortulanus, is a close relative to the Emerald Tree Boa and has been known to hybridize with them in captivity. They are found throughout South America, typically in regions below 300 meters (985 feet). These snakes generally have two color phases, which are genetically inherited. The "˜garden' phase refers to boas with drab coloration, mostly brown or olive, with varied patterning. The "˜colored' phase refers to snakes with combinations of red, orange, and...

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2007-02-21 10:19:06

The Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus, is a species of green snake that lives in the rainforests of South America. It is found in the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guyana, and Surinam. It prefers living in close proximity to large bodies of water, such as swamps, marshes, and rivers within the rainforest. The Emerald Tree Boa grows to an average of 6 feet, but in some areas is capable of reaching lengths of 7 - 9 feet. It is typically a...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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