Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Watch Out California!





(Above: It was heading straight for you!)

From the San Francisco Gate:

"In addition to everything else to worry about, now comes the Burmese python. The giant snakes are slithering from Florida toward the [San Francisco] Bay Area, very slowly to be sure, but inexorably. And they can strangle and eat an entire alligator . . . "

Along the way, they'll snack on beavers. "Beavers would be a very tasty treat for them," says zoologist Gordon Rodda. "No beaver would be safe from a python."

Read more here.

15 Comments:

Anonymous sffh said...

Ohh! That is REALLY scary! How do they eat something so much bigger then them?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bu--but i live in CA.!!!!
at least i don't live near the bay are!!!!


i'm safe in Central Valley, right?!?

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOTE : THIS IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL, FACT CHECKED PAPER, DO NOT USE IT AS SUCH THIS IS MERELY A GENERAL EXPLANATION TO THE DIGESTIVE AND DIETARY HABITS OF SNAKES
Sffh, snakes jaws are not connected,like ours are by thick muscle and bone. they are connected by a disk that pops out of place if need be. The stretchy skin around their mouths widens enough to swallow the the animal. Another useful adaptation is their windpipe. no matter how stretchy its jaw becomes it usually takes an hour or more to swallow their prey. Obviously the snake must have oxygen to breath but it's impossible to take air in when your half way through a ginormous alligator sandwich. So, the snake mooves its windpipe down and out the bottom of it's jaw, wow, eating and breathing at the same time, useful isn't it!

6:54 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

They can eat alligators and bevers?! What about people can they eat us too? scary!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Eek! Beavers?? Maybe they'd do us a favor and visit the Shadow City for us...all you can eat for free!
By the way...ever been around here, Ananka? :D
http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-landmark0212,0,3686085.story
I hope they do landmark them.

9:07 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

umm... i live in SF... but I doubt that the people are right in saying that they are slithering right towards San Francisco...

9:50 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Haha, I'm writing a personal essay for English class (ackk I'm so bad at English!!) and since I couldn't think of anything to write about where I had a "revelation" at the end, I decided to just pick my obsession with Kiki Strike and how my revelation was kind of like Ananka's: she realizes that the familiar can become the unfamiliar if you look hard enough. Thanks for the idea! (Well, not quite, lol.)

10:04 PM  
Anonymous rage said...

A guess you WOULD be scared about that...

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

And that guy is SMILING as he holds the snake's tail?!?!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?

12:15 AM  
Blogger SpringY (ugh) said...

Awesome! I'm like in love with Burmese pythons. There was this one at our zoo and I went home and drew a picture of it and called it "flat Burmese python".

That guy is a little crazy, "oh look, a giant snake! lets hold on to it's tail and maybe it will get mad at me and strangle me! Cool!"

8:46 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I am overjoyed that I don't live in Cali!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Yum. Beaver.

6:31 PM  
Blogger SAMEANANYMOUS said...

EEW ONCE I WENT TO THE ZOO AND IN THE REPTILE PLACE AND THE ANDACONDA ATE A RABBIT

7:14 AM  
Anonymous sffh said...

Thanks anonymous! Wow, that is crazy how their jaws aren't connected!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

muhahaha!
All beaves shall DIE!!!!
muhahaha!
farewell you overgrown rodents!

4:49 PM  

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