Here Baloo rubbed his faded brown shoulder against the Panther, and they went off to look for Kaa the Rock Python
Even the appearance of a very ordinary rock python
does not appear to justify such a liberty.
Last year, officials found just one rock python
, which was run over by a state Department of Transportation lawn mower in August.
Animal experts expressed astonishment at the tragedy, many of them noting that, while an African rock python
is a dangerous animal capable of killing large prey, it would not normally attack humans.
The 16-foot African rock python
strangled the brothers aged five and seven, as they were sleeping above their mother's best friend's pet shop.
It is believed the 100lb African rock python
entered the room where the boys were sleeping via the ventilation system.
Connor Barth, seven, and brother Noah, five, were on a sleepover in a flat over a pet shop run by a friend's father when the 16ft African rock python
The snake was an African rock python
between 14 and 16 feet long.
Joseph Dalton, aged 24, of Rangemoor, Willenhall, admitted dishonestly receiving an African rock python
But he woke up the next morning to discover the African rock python
- called Bruce - rearing up at his mate who was sleeping on the sofa.
Legal to Hunt: Indian python, Burmese python, reticulated python, Northern African/ rock python
, Southern African python, amethystine python, scrub python, green anaconda and Nile monitor.
The six-foot African rock python
was discovered in a back alley in Newcastle where children were poking it with sticks.