April 5, 2013

Pythons Are Still a Little Venomous

Ed Yong, Phenomena


AP Photo

According to popular knowledge, venomous snakes are in the minority. Most kill their prey through other means. The pythons and boas, for example, squeeze their prey to death, constricting them in powerful coils until they can no longer breathe.

But that doesn’t mean they lack venom.

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TAGGED: Venom, Snakes, Pythons, Poison

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