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Posted: 8/30/2004 4:19:27 PM EST
Here are some pictures I think some of you might like.
The e-mail I got these in said that they were taken in Afghanistan.


The best kind of snake.

Don't know where these were taken.


Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:23:50 PM EST
Jesus!
Is that a rattlesnake?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:57:39 PM EST
Howd they kill the cobra(is it a cobra?)?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 3:32:19 AM EST
The first one is a cobra and I think the second one is a python.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 3:36:50 AM EST
That second one looks like a reticulated python.....i thought they were in jungles....not deserts.
Im not a herpatologist though, i could be wrong on both counts
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 3:52:43 AM EST
The picture with the Coast Guard C-130 was more than likely taken in Guam.
The snake is a Brown Tree Snake.
It's common practice to check the wheel wells of aircraft that are going to Hawaii.
The Brown Tree Snake is an invasive species, and no one wants that fucker in Hawaii.

Dispersion Techniques: Secretive and nocturnal, the brown tree snake can coil itself in small, highly confined hiding spaces. Dispersed mainly by stowing away in cargo on planes and ships, and within plane wheel-wells.

Environmental Impacts: Has virtually wiped out the native forest birds of Guam, including the flightless rail. Twelve species of bird unique to the island have disappeared as a direct result of brown tree snake predation.

http://www.invasivespecies.gov/profiles/bts.shtml
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