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.
They'd said it was a Burmese python but it wasn't, it was an 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.
When she brought home a six-foot-long African rock python I was so excited.
I've since learned that African Rock Pythons are notoriously temperamental and I wouldn't advise anyone to keep one as a pet.
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.
THREE African rock pythons born at Dudley Zoo have embarked on a screen career with the BBC.
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