constrictor


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any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils

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Ian Willey, 43, thought at first it was a branch when son Calum, 12, noticed the dead snake, believed to be a second boa constrictor, near a children's play area.
A boa constrictor or Burmese python are, however, not recommended.
Within six seconds of looping around an anesthetized lab rat, a boa constrictor squeezes enough to halve blood pressure in a rear-leg artery.
The boa constrictor, which was christened Wilton by staff at the owl centre, has been taken into the care of ecologist David Pollard, from Arnside, South Cumbria.
HONOLULU -- Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.
HANK'S A LOT Boa constrictor was lucky to survive after being dumped in the woods
The snake hanging from guttering, inset a boa constrictor.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "The snake is a four-year-old boa constrictor.
A large boa constrictor has been found on a passenger bus in northern Colombia.
Criticized by scientists from around the world, the Constrictor Report (Reed and Rodda, 2009) is NOT a peer-reviewed scientific document.
Malificent, the nine-foot boa constrictor, is safely back in the reptile house at the Ponderosa animal centre.
The boa constrictor, which is small by comparison, grows to be about 4 meters long.
Monday to grab the paper, only to be greeted by the sight of a 3' foot boa constrictor dead on his lawn.
Meanwhile, Kent residents have been warned by police not to approach a 6ft pet boa constrictor on the loose after escaping from its owner's house.
A SIX-FOOT pet boa constrictor is on the loose after escaping from its owner's house, police said last night.
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