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PostPosted: 03-12-2013 01:18    Post subject: Man-eating python Reply with quote

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/353169/WHAT-DID-THIS-PYTHON-EAT-Shocking-photo-sparks-rumour-snake-ate-human

Its a reticulated python from S E Asia not an African rock python. Both species have eaten humans on occation.


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PostPosted: 03-12-2013 04:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

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While some sites claim the photo is entirely fake, others appear to suggest the photo is real but it is unknown what the snake ate to get so bloated.


The use of the word bloated inspires me to think that perhaps it is just that which caused the swollen stomach - it ate something large and indigestible and whatever that was it's generating gases which have bloated the python to such size. I find it very hard to believe it could have swallowed something that big.
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PostPosted: 03-12-2013 07:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

All-important hyphen added to title...
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PostPosted: 03-12-2013 13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet Eric Pickles eats jellied pythons.
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PostPosted: 03-12-2013 13:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

You always get the truth from snopes

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/pythoneatsman.asp
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 07:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Delicious, these pythons..."

With no apologies at all to Messrs Garden and Oddie.
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PostPosted: 06-12-2013 20:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

snopes wrote:
no documented case of such a snake killing and ingesting a whole adult human being has ever been recorded


I'm sure I've seen photos of a dissected snake containing human remains, many moons ago?
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PostPosted: 07-12-2013 00:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.charonboat.com/item/52/page2.htm

It was a reticulated python in Borneo. The 'corpse' may be a living person crawling up inside a dead python for the photo.
Big pythons and anacondas can and do kill and eat people and animals as large as antelopes. The giant anadonda is called manatoro or bull killer because it is said to be able to constric and swallow whole bulls.
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