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Some sons do 'ave 'em.

Mother saves pet python that killed her son
A mother whose son was killed by his pet python has continued to care for the snake.

Daniel Brandon, 31, died from asphyxiation at his home near Basingstoke, Hampshire, last year.

His mother Barbara Brandon has been looking after the African rock python named Tiny since her son's death.

But she's now donated it to the National Reptile Welfare Centre in Hadlow, Kent.

You can see more on Inside Out on BBC One in the South and South East at 19:30 GMT on Monday, 5 March.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...2/mother-saves-pet-python-that-killed-her-son

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Bet he wasn't expecting to find that in the box, again odd that they took the snake home before calling the RSPCA.

A 13ft (4m) python was found "cruelly and illegally" dumped inside a plastic box in a lay-by.

A passer-by discovered the reptile next to the A303 near Marston Magna, Somerset, on Friday, the RSPCA said. The animal charity said the reticulated python appeared to have been well looked-after but was "suffering due to low temperatures" at the roadside. It is being cared for by an exotic animal specialist until its owner comes forward.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-46877717
 

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Hopefully it won't swallow a don.

A 9ft (2.7m) reticulated python has escaped from its owner's home.

Cambridgeshire Police is searching for the snake after receiving reports in the early hours it was on the loose in Lovell Road, Cambridge.

The force tweeted that it had traced its owner, who confirmed the python was missing.

Reticulated pythons are native to Southeast Asia and the longest snakes in the world. Anyone who sees the non-venomous reptile is asked to call 101.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48818178
 

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Boa about.

A search is under way to find a boa constrictor snake believed to be "at large" in a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

The skin of the 2.5m-long (8.2ft) snake was found at a building site in the town of Silverdale in New South Wales.

A professional snake handler was called on 4 October to inspect the skin, found hanging from wooden planks.

The snake, an invasive species originating from South America, could be dangerous to children and pets.

It is illegal to keep boa constrictors, non-venomous snakes which use their hooked teeth to trap and suffocate prey, outside of zoos in Australia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50039293
 
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Large pythons killed in Indonesian forest fires (7 .8 inches seems to thin for the width of a 30 foot snake). https://nextshark.com/large-snakes-...sqbBhlBncRVefm88WdlPpCtM5rjjBXdHE1EqeThI7gYiA
Are the measurements officially verified vs. local native estimates? To date only one reticulated python has ever approached - exceeded 30' has been recorded and that particular python was killed on the island of Celebes ~ a century ago. From my understanding reticulated pythons > 20' are quite rare. Just a bit sceptical not knocking the post.
 

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Are the measurements officially verified vs. local native estimates? To date only one reticulated python has ever approached - exceeded 30' has been recorded and that particular python was killed on the island of Celebes ~ a century ago. From my understanding reticulated pythons > 20' are quite rare. Just a bit sceptical not knocking the post.
No idea mate but i'd say it was probably estimates.
 

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Snake eats towel: A vet explains her strangest day at work
It could have been the end for Monty the jungle carpet python, who got a bit peckish recently and decided to eat an entire beach towel.
Footage of vet Dr Olivia Clarke and her team extracting it from Monty's stomach was posted online and went viral.
Speaking to the BBC, Dr Clarke explains how she saved Monty's life when she was brought into her surgery in Sydney.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-a...owel-a-vet-explains-her-strangest-day-at-work
 

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Yeah! I'd like to see an anaconda swallow Bono and Geldof.

Wow ... Here's one for the Irony thread ...

An Irishman wishing for a giant snake to swallow two fellow Irishmen, and expressing this on 17 March - the day Irish folks and fans around the world celebrate the patron saint famous for eliminating all the snakes in Éire. :thought:

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Wow ... Here's one for the Irony thread ...

An Irishman wishing for a giant snake to swallow two fellow Irishmen, and expressing this on 17 March - the day Irish folks and fans around the world celebrate the patron saint famous for eliminating all the snakes in Éire. :thought:

:evillaugh:
The irony, hehe.
 
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