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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...

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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2009-06-25 14:11:34

Experts at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in South Carolina are monitoring a group of exotic pythons to determine whether or not they would be able to survive a northward migration. Each of the ten pythons was found in Florida, where the slithering reptiles have been thriving since 1992. Scientists have implanted radio transmitters to gauge the pythons' body temperature and overall wellbeing in the 400-feet pit. The test could show how possible it would be for Burmese python populations to...

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...

2008-11-30 00:48:22

An Australian woman says she hated snakes even before she found 14 young carpet pythons in her bedroom. Esther Honegger of Fannie Bay told The Northern Territorian she first noticed some of the snakes as she prepared for bed Wednesday night. I hate snakes and as I walked backwards and forwards I would see another one, she said. They were everywhere -- there was one curled around my bedhead, another around the bottom of the chair, and when I went outside there was one in the hallway, another...

2008-08-26 21:00:22

A student zookeeper was killed and nearly swallowed by a Burmese python in the Caracas, Venezuela, zoo, officials said. Workers at the zoo beat the 10-foot snake as it was trying to swallow the head of Erick Arrieta until the reptile released the victim, El Universal reported Tuesday. Arrieta reportedly broke zoo rules over the weekend when he opened the snake's cage while working alone in the reptile section of the zoo.


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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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2007-03-19 15:51:55

The Ball Python, Python regius, also known as the Royal Python, is a ground dwelling, non-venomous snake native to the savannahs and rain forests in western Africa. The snake is mainly found in the countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. The name Ball derives from its tendency to curl up in a tight "ball" when stressed or frightened. The Ball Python is mostly light brown-green and black in color, with a tan-yellow underbelly. However, they do come in many morphs, which are genetic mutations...

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