A story which has been shared widely across Facebook by an unknown user is something to think about.
This short but educational story will make you think twice about snakes out there. Just because they seem close to you and sleep in your bed, it doesn't mean their intentions are good.
Check out the story below:
There once was a woman who had a pet snake that she loved very much. The snake was about 7 feet long and one day it just stopped eating. After several weeks of trying everything she could to get the snake to eat, the woman took it to the vet.
The woman explained the situation to the vet and he asked her, “Has your snake been sleeping with you at night or snuggling really close and stretching himself out?”
The woman replied, “Yes he’s been doing it everyday and it makes me so sad that I can’t help him feel better.”
The vet says “Ma’am your snake is not sick, he has been preparing to eat you. He’s been sizing you up everyday so he knows how big he has to be, and not eating so he has enough room to digest you.
What are Boa Constrictors?
Boa constrictors are nonpoisonous snakes found in the jungles of Central and South America.
Growing up to 13ft (4m) long and weighing an impressive 100lbs (45kgs) they are related to the anaconda, the largest of all the snakes.
Carnivorous, they live on a diet of rodents, birds monkeys and even wild pigs. The wrap their bodies around their prey and squeeze it until it suffocate. Their jaws can stretch wide open allowing them to swallow their victims whole.