This is the incredible moment villagers found a 20ft female python mating with a male — before shooting them both to cook them in a stir fry. Locals were out hunting when they heard strange noises coming from inside a fallen tree on Saturday afternoon on the Malaysian island of Borneo. They used a chainsaw to cut through the bark and found the romping reptiles — which are considered a delicacy in the remote Sarawak region. Several men dragged the beasts out before they were shot and hauled into a truck to be served up after being fried or grilled in accordance with local culinary customs. Local Tinsung Ujang, 60, said villagers in the town of Bintulu near the Kelawit River would feast on the meat for the next few days.
How to Determine a Snake's Sex
BBC - Earth - Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect
Do you want to know the gender of your ball python? A lot of casual and serious owners prefer to learn how to sex a ball python without probing. Most people can accurately guess the gender of their python, with only one at home using this method. However, most pythons, including ball pythons, have residual legs called spurs towards the lower end of their bodies. However, if you want to confirm the sex of your ball python without probing, looking for spurs is one way to go. The female has almost no use for these spurs at all, although some experts speculate they may use them a small amount when wrapping around prey. As a bonus method for telling the gender of a ball python, look at the growth rate of the ball pythons directly.
How To Sex A Ball Python Without Probing
The problem is that it's not as simple to find out if a snake is male or female as it is in many other animals. On the outside, male and female snakes look similar. However, with a bit of experience, there are ways to differentiate between the two. The following methods of sexing snakes should only be done by experienced caretakers or veterinary staff. If you are a beginner in snakes and want to know the sex of your snake, find an experienced reptile keeper or vet to demonstrate these methods to you.
April 19, am Updated June 15, pm. Wildlife biologist Ian Bartoszek said they were tracking a Burmese python nicknamed Argo, who days earlier had helped them find a pound female python ready to lay eggs. The massive foot-long, pound egg-laying female was found nearby. There were a total of six male snakes — not including Argo. The number of pythons, which are not endemic to Florida, has been steadily growing for years.