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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Python

On April 1st, 2007 (April Fool's Day) Google sent an e-mail to its employees saying a python was loose in their office. They weren't joking.

Python

Pythons are not venomous. As constrictors, they squeeze their prey to death and swallow them whole.

They can detach their jaws, allowing the python to stretch to three times the size of their head.

Pythons mainly live on small mammals but have been known to eat dogs and cats, which take weeks or months to digest.

In the wild they frequently eat antelope, which weigh up to 140lbs (10st.) One python in Florida ate a 1.83 metre (6ft) crocodile.

Attacks on humans are rare, but a ten-year-old boy was killed in South Africa in 2002 and in 1999 a three-year-old boy died in the US.

In the wild they only eat four to five times a year.

When a python eats something, 37 percent of the energy in the food is spent just digesting it.

After a meal, a Burmese python’s heart grows by 40%.

Burmese python

Pythons live 20-30 years on average and can grow up to 9.14 metres (30ft) long.

Flat out, pythons can reach speeds of 32.18 kilometres per hour (20mph).

Source Daily Mail

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