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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...

2009-07-02 16:09:43

Police said a 10-foot python discovered in a New York couple's driveway may have been a pet that was released once it became too large to keep. John and Karen Trapani said they discovered the snake in their driveway as they were preparing to leave for work Wednesday morning, the New York Post reported Thursday. It was startling, because we never got to see something like this before -- weird but true, John Trapani said. It was like watching the Discovery Channel, Karen Trapani said. Police...

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2009-05-21 10:34:16

Television personality Samantha Harris is to make her Broadway stage debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago, representatives for the musical announced. Harris is best known for her work on Extra, The Insider and Dancing with the Stars.

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2009-05-15 06:54:46

U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam will attempt for a second time to shoot his Don Quixote dream project, The Hollywood Reporter said. Gilliam first tried to shoot the film nearly a decade ago, but the production was sidelined by weather and budget woes, as well as an ailing leading man.

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2009-05-14 12:00:00

The North American touring production of Monty Python's Spamalot is scheduled to close in Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct.

2009-04-16 16:33:50

An Australian airline said two flights were canceled due to the escape of four baby pythons from a container in a plane's cargo hold. Qantas bosses said workers discovered that a shipment of 12 non-venomous Stimson pythons in the cargo hold of a plane that arrived in Melbourne from the city of Alice Springs was light four snakes, Britain's The Daily Mail reported Thursday. Officials said the Boeing 737 was grounded after staff members were unable to locate the escaped pythons. At first we...

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2009-03-31 11:41:21

IFC has announced plans to air a six-part documentary series reuniting the surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. USA Today said director Alan Parker's Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) is set to premiere on the channel in October to mark the group's 40th anniversary.

2009-03-20 11:14:53

A prop from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail prompted a precautionary evacuation of a London pub, police say. Police in London's Islington district said after water company engineers spotted a copy of the film's Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch while lifting a fire hydrant, the surrounding area


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.