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49-foot python captured in Indonesia

  1. Dec 31, 2003 #1
    MSNBC - 49-foot python captured in Indonesia
    Address:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3845750/
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2003 #2

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    They feed it 5 full grown dogs a month
     
  4. Dec 31, 2003 #3
    holy cow! it has a diameter of 2.8 feet
    I wonder how old it is?
    here are some more pics of it:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/3356945.stm

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    ...I'm being swallowed by a boa-constrictor,
    And I don't like it one little bit....
     
  5. Dec 31, 2003 #4
    Thanks for those additional pictures, fish. This is an amazing reptile, indeed.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2003 #5

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    The amazing thing is that they only captured it a year ago, it used to be out in the jungle hunting..
     
  7. Jan 2, 2004 #6
    I read about this a few days ago in one of britains tabloid newspapers but thought it was a joke!

    Are there any better pictures out there that give a better representation of scale? Just how big is its head? I figure it must be about the size of a crocodiles head, well almost.

    I have just done a quick search on google and only found the same pictures, will just have to travel to Indonesia to find out myself!
     
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  9. Jan 2, 2004 #8
    Bring a camera, and put the pictures where we can get to them. I'd be interested in seeing some better photos as well.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2004 #9
    Yea those Pics where quite good, but i would like to see somebody standing next to its head or something, or even better get steve irwin to dangle his baby in front of it. lol
     
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  12. Jan 7, 2004 #11

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    Starts to sound like a publicity stunt??
     
  13. Jan 7, 2004 #12
    No, people don't do things like that. The snake must have shrunk 8.5 meters or maybe it was originally measured in feet and they were not good with conversions.

    Nautica
     
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