Deadly 6ft boa constrictor spotted slithering through beauty spot

Deadly 6ft boa constrictor spotted slithering through beauty spot

Cebu : Philippines | Jun 22, 2012 at 1:50 AM PDT
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Skooter reporting 06/22/12

When you take a romantic stroll with your girlfriend or wife and then you spot a snake slithering on a grassy pathway, what would you do? Scary, isn’t it?

A couple on a romantic stroll around a lovely park suddenly turned to stone, surprised to see a 6ft boa constrictor slithered in front of them. Ed Ryder eyed the reptile while leisurely walking with his girlfriend at the scenic Swinsty Reservoir, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire. The gentleman was able to get a snap of the tail-end of the deadly snake before it scampered away into the tall grass. He knew that a boa constrictor kill their prey by twisting around them, choking off the air flow before swallowing the entire body. This type of snake eats small animals such as mice and birds, but can swallowed up much bigger mammals such as goats and deer. Young boa constrictors may look like long at 6 feet but they can grow up to 12 feet long. The slitherers need to be fed once a week but older snakes can go without food for up to a month.

Geoff Lomas, manager of Yorkshire Water, which owns the site, has warned visitors to be careful always and to keep their dogs on a lead. He said that over the years, they discovered a lot of escaped or unwanted exotic pets at the recreational sites across the region, such as terrapins and koi carp, but an exotic snake they never spot one such as this which are commonly found in the jungles of South America.

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