rattlesnakes; was Re: label pullers

Jim McKenney via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:56:59 PDT
 Gregg, when I was growing up, king cobras had superstar status at the few zoos which had them. They were not widely kept for long because of their dietary requirements. Their genus name, Ophiophagus, is from the old Greek words for snake and eating. They are highly specialized snake eaters. What's different now? The ecological disaster which is the proliferation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades provides a readily accessible source of king cobra food. I hope this does not lead some idiot to release king cobras as a biological control. Jim McKenney
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