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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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.
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.
He called the strangling deaths "very unusual" but said African rock pythons tend to be highly strung.
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".
Some reports claimed it is illegal to own African rock pythons in New Brunswick, but Campbellton officials said Savoie ran a reputable business.
THREE African rock pythons born at Dudley Zoo have embarked on a screen career with the BBC.
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