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2017-10-04 12:28:10 PM  
3 votes:
I will channel Shel Silverstein on this one....

Oh, I'm being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor,
And I don't like it--one bit.
Well, what do you know?
It's nibblin' my toe.
Oh, gee,
It's up to my knee.
Oh my,
It's up to my thigh.
Oh, fiddle,
It's up to my middle.
Oh, heck,
It's up to my neck.
Oh, dread,
It's upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .
2017-10-04 08:11:03 PM  
2 votes:

hobnail: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: hobnail: 2). Related to that, if you ever happen to have a constrictor try to do that to you, your only chance of survival is to rotate your neck and body in the same direction that the snake is coiling.

You can get a constrictor to let go by tickling its asshole. Also it does take a pretty good sized constrictor to take out an adult human.

A 10 foot boa is plenty big enough.  Say you have them draped over your shoulders, like people often do, and the snake spooks because it feels like it's slipping off-- so it starts to constrict.  At that point it's not trying to kill you, it's just trying to hold on.  But if you start to struggle, instinct can kick in and the snake will constrict hard. It doesn't take long to lose consciousness if it's wrapped around your neck, which it will be, if it's across your shoulders.

Anyway, it's not something that's likely to happen, but it is definitely possible, and struggling will just drive the snake's instincts into full kill mode.  At that point you'd be lucky to find the snakes asshole even if you could get your arms free.  Which you won't because boas are wicked strong.

Ridiculous. I have a twelve foot rainbow boa and it's light as a feather.
2017-10-04 03:00:58 PM  
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2017-10-04 03:26:18 PM  
1 vote:
"evolved from four-legged ancestors"
Wrong way, BOA!
Now watch me walk, chew gum, and juggle at the same time with all those handy dandy limbs, suckers!

2017-10-04 03:23:56 PM  
1 vote:
I know never to take a pyth in front of a python
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2017-10-04 02:32:20 PM  
1 vote:
They love hot places:

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