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Memphis Zoo Visitors Watch as Python Makes Meal of Pig

Animals  (tags: tennessee, zoolife, wildlife, serpents, 300-pound reticulated python, pig feeding, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3382 days ago -
Getting fed once every two or three months pretty much makes each meal an event. So it was with an enthralled audience on Saturday that Anne, the Memphis Zoo's 21-foot, 300-pound reticulated python was served an approximately 30-pound pig.We got to see

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Sunday March 15, 2009, 2:08 pm
It is natural and snakes eat other animals. I am relieved they give it a dead pig and not a live one. that would be too cruel whether in the wild the snake would eat a live pig or not. I think that would be too violent for childern to be watching in a zoo. I believe we need to be humane in feeding our capitive wildlife.

Barb Knight (1688)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 2:16 pm
Noted with anger and sadness. Thanks Jacqueline.

Joycey B (750)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 4:11 pm
Even though the pig was dead, I would not have watched it. I don't like snakes at all.

Leigh B (211)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 7:15 pm
If the zoo is going to feed the python, it should have done it afterhours, how grewsome to watch

Chrissy N (118)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 10:11 pm
Folks, this is real life. Would you want the snake to starve?

Babu Varma (35)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 8:09 am
ll of them live happily together. The python eats ONLY VEGETARIAN FOOD as does the YELLOW LABRADOR. The Falcon, Sam, flies around and picks up pieces of beef from the huge staughter-house about a mile away. The people all know Sam and keep his food ready every day. He finishes his meal flies around for some time and returns to Pappa and Mums (myself and Shobha ) in the evening. The python, Kaa, only loves pleanty of Rice Gruel. Shobha grinds the cooked rice in her Grinder and makes big balls of it and Kaa happily eats five to six BIG balls of rice onece a day. She only sleeps with Shobha and me. So also the 'FERRET CAT', Mumoo. She too loves carrots, bananas, tomatoes, Papaya and rice. Only problem is she only tolerates Kaa, because she( Mumoo ) also sleeps with us. If anybody opens the bedroom door and walks in she( Mumoo ) will attack them. She does not mind Kaa. She sleeps sometimes in Kaa's coils. The labrador also is very healthy and eats pure Vegetarian food and particularly loves 'drumstick', 'Ladies Fingers' etc..You have to understand that we live with our elder daughter Sally Kristy, who has a FIVE MONTH old little baby boy, SPU(pronounced spyoo) Already at 5 monts he is an ardent animal lover. So please give up the conception that Pythons are vicious chicken or puppy swallowers. They are like our own kids. They learn to live the way their parents bring them up.
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