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    Photo of python skeleton

    We travel to Chicago for a couple of days and visited the Field Museum of Natural History. They had an amazing and huge collection of stuffed animals specimens and skeletons. Seeing this skeleton of a giant python, I can now understand how they move, and how they use their ribs kind of like feet within their skin. Was neat to see up close!

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    I love seeing stuff like this! Thanks for sharing
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    Re: Photo of python skeleton

    Quote Originally Posted by FollowTheSun View Post
    ...Seeing this skeleton of a giant python, I can now understand how they move, and how they use their ribs kind of like feet
    within their skin. Was neat to see up close! .....
    That's great description, that snakes basically are walking on their ribs... Their scutes would be their "track shoes".
    Thanks for posting these great pics!

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    very kool! i bet it was so much work and detail to clean and put all those ribs and vertebrae back together.
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    Thanks for sharing, cool as all get out. I love Field Museum, sweet home Chicago! Born and bred.
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    Re: Photo of python skeleton

    Great idea to upload those photos !!


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