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    Snake swallows boy of 10

    i found this here about half way down the page. i just liked the caption for the picture. it made me laugh. sorry i just had to share...


    Snake swallows boy of 10


    http://www.misterseed.com/LATESTnews...BER/SNAKE1.jpg
    Jaws of death ... menacing African rock python



    A giant python is being hunted after it crushed a ten-year-old boy to death and swallowed him whole — head first. The 20ft snake coiled itself around the lad as he was picking fallen fruit near Durban, in South Africa. Other children climbed trees to escape and watched terrified as it squeezed the life out of the boy. Then the snake opened its mouth wide and slowly gulped down the body. It is the first recorded case of a rock python killing a human being. But police in the township of Lamontville are convinced the story is true because of the details given by the dead boy’s friends. Witness Khaye Buthelezi, 11, said: “The snake wrapped itself around his body, pinning his arms to his sides. “He didn’t cry or scream and neither did the rest of us — we didn’t want the snake to come and take us as well.

    “It squeezed tighter and tighter around him until his eyes closed and his head fell back. “Then the snake’s mouth opened very, very wide and started to swallow him — his clothes and everything. “It took about three hours because it was dark when we saw it slither away and we could finally come down.” The only clue to the snake’s whereabouts was a track of flattened grass which led to a stream. Rock pythons have stretchy ligaments that allow them to swallow large animals — and they usually prey on monkeys, pigs, birds and other warm-blooded mammals.
    Last edited by dr del; 07-26-2008 at 03:34 PM. Reason: hotlinking I'm afraid but a link to it is fine ;-)
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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    holy crap... holy crap... i believe that story...

    that is so sad!
    wow...

    now having a 7ish foot boa gives me a slight idea of the mass that a 20ish foot python might have... wow...
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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    Thats the weirdest page ever... mobile phones could someday surf the web? Well aint that some trickery!

    Kenya utube? Sweet!

    http://www.misterseedtube.com/
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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    i just thought the picture/caption was comical cause its a ball not an african rock python. after searching over and over for this story it does apear to be true and that is sad. now i feel like a jerk.
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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    Reminds me of the women who went on the Today show. Was an animal expert and gets handed a Ball pythons and then goes on to lecture how the "rock python" she was holding gets to about 20 feet and are dangerous blah blah blah.

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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    omg how terrible!!!

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    Re: Snake swallows boy of 10

    Wow. I didn't even know rock pythons were capable of swallowing a 10 year old child..
    I'm not afraid of snakes, because I got Balls!

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