African rock python


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African rock python

One of the world’s largest snakes (up to 6 m/20 feet in length) which kills by constriction, with death attributed to cardiac arrest rather than by asphyxia. While human attacks are uncommon, they do occur.
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Steve Benteau, a spokesman for the provincial Natural Resources Department, said no permit was issued for an African rock python, and provincial authorities weren't aware it was being kept at the apartment.
As well as the African rock python, thieves took two boa constrictors, two albino boas, two royal pythons and two corn snakes.
PRINCES William and Harry were left a little shaken yesterday when they came face to face with a large African rock python.
He lives here with some Taiwanese beauty snakes and an African rock python who, I am reliably informed, "will definitely bite you".
Distraught dad Robert found teeth of the 8ft African Rock python embedded in his son's face after it escaped from its cage.
He said: "African Rock Python's are powerful animals.
Other animals currently staying at FreeMe include a snouted cobra; African rock pythons; a pair of baby steenboks, a kind of antelope; a chameleon with eye injuries, possibly caused by the pecking of birds; orphan porcupines, one of which had fallen into a deep hole and could not get out; barn owlets that had fallen through the ceiling at a shopping center; and a crocodile that had been sold as a miniature to an unsuspecting customer.
UmPhafa provides a haven for mammals, birds and reptiles including zebra, giraffe, antelopes, African rock pythons, Leopard tortoises, Blue Wildebeest and White rhinos.
African rock pythons can devour whole antelope in the wild, and reptile experts say they are "highly strung".
He called the strangling deaths "very unusual" but said African rock pythons tend to be highly strung.
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