• Short Summary

    The most valuable reptile in the world - estimated value around GBP8,000 has arrived in Zurich by air from New York.

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    Children watching snake


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    Snake in glasseage


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    Keeper handling snake, carefully protecting himself against sharp teeth of snake. (Teeth contain no poison, however bites are dangerous).


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    Close shot of snake-head




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The most valuable reptile in the world - estimated value around GBP8,000 has arrived in Zurich by air from New York.

    It is a white Python (Python Molorus) captured in East Pakistan by Swiss hunter peter Ryhyner, and until recently on show at New York's Rockerfeller centre.

    The snake is not an albino but an exceptionally coloured individual example of the rare species.

    Pythons are not poisonous snakes but are none-the-less extremely dangerous. Killing is effected by constriction; coil after coil of their powerful bodies are thrown around the victim and slowly tightened with a force which will crush an animal into the shape of a sausage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWLMCEOS9PT0J7AGFMB4WGWFF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWLMCEOS9PT0J7AGFMB4WGWFF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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