Subject:22ft python needs SEVEN zoo keepers for health check
The 22ft python who needs SEVEN zoo keepers to carry her to her health check.
The reticulated python, who lives in Chester Zoo, had her eyes covered to keep her calm as she was checked over.
These snakes feed on rodents, small mammals and birds, while larger specim
ens have been known to eat small primates and pigs – and even reportedly humans.
They have sharp teeth which they use to hold their prey before crushing and suffocating them with their body.
Female reticulated pythons are capable of laying between 60 and 100 eggs at a time, which take between 70 -90 days to hatch.