Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

Crictor


One of my many favourite books as a child was Crictor - the story of a boa constrictor who charms a French village. It's probably why I think snakes are delightful and why I was so delighted when a Burmese python at an awards dinner tried to go up one sleeve of my jacket and down the other. It might be why I like knitting too. The reason why sbisson and I have been laughing like drains at the idea of the equally large boa is that it is funny and made of win. That thread includes more than one picture of a python rather than boas - one reticualted, one Burmese, I think. The markings on a boa look a little more like sepia Superman logos to me.

But what I really want to say is that I have discovered where the Equally Large Boa is kept. While many pet boas are small, the largest boa in the world is four metres long and it's in the San Diego zoo. No wonder we saw an FBI-style black Escalade at the Getty Villa on our way there...
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