Tag Archive for Python

Huge snake found floating in Ohio river

Fisherman this week discovered a very large dead snake floating in the icy cold Chagrin River in northeastern Ohio. They fished out the body and reported it to officials, but also took pictures documenting the retrieval. The news anchor in the Fox News piece notes that the snake was a “boa constrictor” but the rest…

Big snake loose in Maine or is Wessie a hoax?

Cross posted from DOUBTFUL. Back in June, locals of Westbrook, Maine said they saw a large snake slithering around. After no sign of the beast a week later, a Westbrook police officer witnessed it eating something near Riverbank Park on the Presumpscot River. A second officer called in also saw it. From their Facebook page: On…

Reptile Virgin Mary

You don’t always need a male. But it helps. World’s Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species. An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, where she lives with another female python, Louise. No male had ever slithered anywhere near the 200-pound (91-kilogram),…

Not a ghost, but real, live, and 3 meters long

Things in the house fell over, off shelves, off the wall. Furniture was moved. The family wonder what the heck was going on in the house. It’s no ghost, but an unwelcome intruder nonetheless. ‘You couldn’t pay me to go back inside’: Ontario family finds three-metre snake draped across couch in living room. For a week,…

The scent of guinea pig (draws one big unwelcome intruder)

True story. She did not expect this bathroom intruder. African python giant snake found in bathroom. A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early…

I’m an Engineer, not a snake wrangler… Another 18-ft python in Florida

Another invasive Burmese python specimen has been found in Florida, this time by engineers in the everglades. 18-foot Python Found in Florida (CNN.com): The work crew came across the snake Tuesday in wooded uplands near wetlands a few miles north of Everglades National Park, Smith said. They called in the agency’s python coordinator, who killed the…

Fifteen-foot python strangles man in front of onlookers

This doesn’t happen often but it does happen. Must have been a horrifying sight. Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel. A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee…

Huge pregnant python found in Florida. Be afraid.

Scientists examine record python found in Florida in effort to stop snakes’ spread – CNN.com. University of Florida researchers examining the carcass of a large, pregnant Burmese python said Monday they found a record 87 eggs inside, giving them important clues about the reproductive capability of the dangerous, invasive species. “This thing is monstrous —…

Intruding python curls up with toddler in Illinois

Python found wrapped around sleeping baby in Mattoon apartment. Police are investigating a snake-bite incident in which a 2-foot-long ball python entered an apartment and wrapped itself around the foot of a sleeping infant there. The occupant, Devin Winans, of an apartment in the 300 block of North 22nd Street, told police that he was…