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Re: frogs, now snakes

A friend in college had one in the dorm.  It was a 5 foot snake of  some 
sort.  I loved the feel of it.  As long as it was well fed, it  was a great pet.  
When hungry though, it would go after any living thing it  could fit in it's 
mouth.  Doubt they are much danger to an adult, but I  would not trust one 
around any of my pets or a small toddler....if it's  hungry.
On CNN they showed a Python having a tussle with an alligator,   the 
alligator got eaten by the Python.  (Apparently this picture was posted  on the 
Internet a lot.....I never saw it.)  The expert on the show stated  that a tussle 
such as the one depicted does happen...and it is not always  the Python that 
wins, it depends upon the size...whoever is bigger, faster and  stronger wins.   
They said that these pythons have eaten several house  pets (dogs, cats, etc.) 
in Florida, going into neighborhoods looking for  food sources.  
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast  
In a message dated 8/12/2006 6:38:43 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Apparently, in 
spite of their fearsome size, they are rather  tractable and make nice 

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