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2009-09-22 23:51:21

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. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. I was a little surprised, he said. It was not something I expected to see out there. Rivard used a stick to fish the snake out of the pond, used for treatment of storm water, and got some photos. Workers...

2009-09-20 05:17:14

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. Five rock pythons have been captured or killed near the Everglades recently, ABC News reports. Both species are invaders, most pets released when they got too big. Both can grow to be more than 20 feet long. It's a big...

2009-09-06 09:54:30

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...

2009-08-20 20:56:46

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. I was shaking for ages afterwards. Coles threw the bag, the snake still inside, into her yard and called...

2009-08-18 20:19:47

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. 15 question and answer session in New York, marking their 40th anniversary. Python member Graham Chapman died in 1989. The comedians and writers are being recognized for their contributions to film and television, BAFTA said. We're absolutely delighted...

2009-08-18 14:42:29

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. Our whole yard is fenced so...

2009-08-14 13:39:06

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. Petersburg, Fla., said the python used by Matthews in July was purchased at business in Tampa, Fla., for...

2009-08-09 00:53:15

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 neighbor was not home at the time. We heard the python's strike from the terrified scream that came from Wilbur and the blood-chilling cries as he fought for his life, Martin...

2009-07-31 14:28:16

Florida wildlife authorities said a 17-foot, 2-inch Burmese python was captured and destroyed on a private property in Okeechobee County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the 207-pound reptile, which was captured and killed Thursday, did not have a pet microchip required for those snakes considered reptiles of concern, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday. "Its stomach contents were examined, but nothing identifiable was found inside,'' the commission said in...

2009-07-26 13:41:30

A wildlife expert says a 14-foot python he removed from a drainage pipe in Manatee County, Fla., is so angry it may have to be put down. Matthews Wildlife Rescue executive director Justin Matthews said while attempting to remove the large Burmese python from the 2-foot-wide pipe Saturday, he was forced to stun the animal because it was so angry, the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald reported. Matthews said the potential danger of the angry python may make the snake unusable in educational efforts...


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2008-11-21 16:21:55

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...

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