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Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here.
Welsh writer, actor and comedian Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, has confirmed he became a father again this month at age 67. The Monty Python troupe member also has a 35-year-old daughter, Sally, and 32-year-old son, Bill, from his 30-year marriage to his wife Alison from whom he is now estranged, the BBC said. Baby Siri is the first child Jones has had with Anna Soderstrom, his 26-year-old Swedish girlfriend of five years, the British broadcaster noted. I don't think people who have...
A 10-foot-long reticulated python was found floating dead Tuesday in a drainage pond in a Florida nature preserve, officials said. John Rivard of Clearwater discovered the snake in the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve during an early morning walk, the St.
Scientists say the African rock python and the Burmese python could mate in the Florida Everglades, producing a vigorous possibly man-eating hybrid. Burmese pythons are known to be breeding in the Everglades National Park and naturalists estimate about 100,000 live in the area.
A 10-foot python wrested from the plumbing of a toilet was harmless but had sharp teeth and an attitude, a snake wrangler near Darwin, Australia, said. So if you felt something bite you on the bottom while you were on the toilet it would give you a hell of a fright, said Craig Peberdy, a reptile expert who caught the snake and relocated it in the wild. Peberdy was called to the home of Erik Rantzau after the python developed a routine of slithering in from the garden and curling up in the...
A British woman with a thing about snakes got a nasty surprise when she looked in the bottom of her shopping bag and saw a 3-foot python. Lesley Coles of Chard in Somerset decided to check the bag, which she had just removed from a cupboard, when her dog started barking at it, the Chard and Ilminster News reported. I'm terrified of snakes and I couldn't believe it when I saw it, she said.
The surviving members the iconic British comedy troupe Monty Python are to be presented with a special BAFTA honor this fall, the BBC reported. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are scheduled to attend an Oct.
California animal control authorities said they captured an 11-foot-long, 50-pound python that had slithered into a man's front yard. Francisco Delgadillo, 43, who lives in an unincorporated area of Riverside County between Lake Elsinore and Perris, said he called Riverside County Animal Services late Sunday night after he and his sister spotted the huge snake in their yard, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Tuesday. Oh my God, that's a huge snake, Delgadillo said.
A trapper in Manatee County, Fla., says he staged last month's catch of a 14-foot python near an area day-care center. Trapper Justin Matthews admitted he attempted to alert the general public to the problem of wild pythons in Florida by releasing the large snake near a day care in Bradenton, Fla., so he could capture the animal, Bay News 9 reported Thursday. The cable news station in St.
An English couple are campaigning for legal restrictions on pet pythons after their cat ended up as a meal for a neighbor's pet snake. Martin and Helen Wadey of Bristol said their cat, a 4-year-old tabby named Wilbur, was eaten by a python allowed to roam in the neighbor's garden, The Times of London reported Sunday.
The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...