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python

large snake, up to 26 ft long, with big, square head, prominent jaws and a distinct neck. Awesome but not venomous. Includes carpet snakes often kept as housepets because of their appetite for rodents which they swallow whole.
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Last year, 141 Burmese pythons were removed from 1.
Palin said: "We are retiring from Python so we can enjoy the rest of our lives.
Sixth Python Graham Chapman died of cancer in 1989 aged just 48.
The comedy group will make their announcement at the Playhouse Theatre, the London venue where Monty Python musical Spamalot is running.
Sue, who suffered bites on both legs, said: "It's just bizarre - when you are walking around you don't think there is going to be a python attacking you.
He said that the owners were likely keeping the pythons for sale because of the big market for mature ball snakes despite owning a python being illegal in the city.
In 2007, national media went bonkers with sensationalized news of giant Burmese pythons on a rampage throughout South Florida.
The African rock Python, the third largest snake in the world, was discovered after pet shop staff became suspicious when they were offered it for sale.
From 2003 to 2011, researchers cruised roads on 313 nights and compared the number of individuals in each species they saw per 100 kilometers traveled with rates witnessed along the same roadways over 51 nights in the 1990s--before pythons had established local breeding populations.
It's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility," he told the paper.
But a little later he was walking to his car with a python in his shirt pocket.
After identifying the chemical make-up of blood plasma in fed pythons, the CU-Boulder researchers injected fasting pythons with either "fed python" blood plasma or a reconstituted fatty acid mixture they developed to mimic such plasma.