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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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Efforts are currently underway to reduce python population by removing female breeding pythons to disrupt the egg-laying cycle and prevent new pythons from being born.
The group of researchers moved the snake out of the wild into an open area where the python regurgitated the deer as the snake was stressed, Bartoszek said, adding the reptile would have fully digested the deer fawn.
The newly arrived python is a treasure to the NWRC - it ensures the protection of wildlife resources and safety of visitors inside the zoo," said the NWRC.
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay cooked up a unique dish while filming in Florida - Burmese python.
That's still enough to scare wildlife officials into hiring a specialist over the last year to patrol weekly for rock pythons in the hopes of eradicating them before they join the other invasive species threatening restoration efforts in the Everglades.
The Pythons - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Welshman Terry Jones - announced their comeback in November and promised the return of some of their most famous routines, including a likely performance of the dead parrot sketch.
Meanwhile, Idle tweeted: "Only three days to go till the Python press conference.
We also admired from close range at least 100 alligators of varying sizes at nearly every culvert on Loop Road, along with egrets, herons, spoonbills, fox squirrels, deer and hawks--a pleasing riot of color, sounds and serene swamp scenes in an area also inhabited by Burmese pythons.
A 10-FOOT python was found inside a van in Coventry by police hunting for nine snakes stolen from a city house.
The investigators take a convincing position that introduced predatory pythons are responsible for the decline in numbers of large- and medium-size mammals in the Everglades.
The Colwyn Bay-born actor told entertainment industry newspaper Variety that former Python pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin were signed up.
But former Python Jones has claimed John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin have already agreed to join the project and he's still hoping to get Eric Idle on board too.