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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Albino Burmese Python

Many New Yorkers like their things extreme - perhaps it helps prove they live in what many consider to be the "greatest city on earth." And if you want to impress others, what better way to do so than by not only owning an exotic snake, but by sporting an Albino Burmese Python in public. This snake was in Central Park - the owner was letting people enjoy it (see photo here of a woman with the snake wrapped around her). At one time I recall seeing on a regular basis a group of shirtless muscled guys with these snakes entwined around their bodies. Apparently Burmese Pythons hold the record for weight (read about them here). The Albino variety is reputedly docile. That and its striking color pattern owes to its popularity. However, Burmese Pythons can bite or kill by constriction. Then there is the issue of feeding, cleaning and keeping them caged. Not exotic enough? Try a Leucistic Burmese Python - completely white with no pattern and black eyes. This is extremely rare - most sought after and most expensive - IF available they can run into thousands of dollars ....

6 comments:

karine said...

NICE SHOT!.... I hate snakes, but gosh this shot is beautiful. Cool capture you did here :)

Jmoney said...

Snakes on a blog!

Olivier said...

Superbe photo, je savais deja qu'il y avait des alligords dans les egouts de new york (non c'est une legende urbaine) mais des Pythons.

luggi said...

Holy cow! I hate snakes too, but this one looks kind of nice.

Chris said...

Very nice colors. That King snake deserves it's plane's seat :-)

Chad Oneil said...

Beautiful Animal!