In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Burmese pythons, one of the world's largest snakes and a favorite of the pet trade, are overrunning the iconic U.S. park.
- They will include pythons, cobras, sand boas, snakes and monitor lizards.
- The snake - a Burmese python - was dumped and later found by a stunned homeowner.
- It belongs to the same family as the python and anaconda, which reach lengths of up to 9 or 10m.
- Burmese pythons widely regulate intestinal performance with each meal.
- Poachers illegally trade in snakes such as the Indian python, slaughtering the snake for their skin.
- Snakes really are rather wonderful - I saw file snakes, puff adders and huge pythons.
- Perhaps even more worrying, the pythons may be preying on native mangrove fox squirrels and wood storks.
- Some snakes, such as pythons, retain tiny leg bones, which may be visible as minuscule claws at the base of the tail.
- Burmese pythons are popular - and legal - pet snakes.
- This particular snake isn't the first python to get a tough lesson in the dangers of swallowing oversize prey.
- The bloated and maggot-ridden bodies of 10 snakes including an eight-foot python have been found dumped in a lake at Cheney Manor.
- Anacondas are related to boa constrictors and pythons.
- Non-venomous snakes like boas and pythons grab their prey and squeeze them to death.
- I used to keep pythons and boa constrictors years ago.
- Flying foxes also live here, plus sea turtles, monitor lizards, pythons, and bearded pigs.
- While human encounters with cobras, vipers, and pythons can prove fatal, more often than not it is the snakes that are killed.
- It actually belongs to the python family, boa constrictor, which is non-venomous.
- Leopards, hyenas, jackals, sloth bears, cobras, pythons, mongooses and monitor lizards move silently through its forests.
- The ribbon rose with the rhythm of a python or a cobra, until the tip was at eye level with my face.
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