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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:19 AM

St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help yesterday

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St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help
yesterday


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it unusual but not rare for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. The snakes also sometimes store sperm for delayed fertilization.

The birth also is unusual because ball pythons usually stop laying eggs long before they reach their 60s, Wanner said.

“She’d definitely be the oldest snake we know of in history,” to lay eggs, Wanner said, noting the she is the oldest snake ever documented in a zoo.

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:23 AM

1. That sixty year-old knows what she wants to do and just does it--the feminist of the python world

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:41 AM

3. chuckle.

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:24 AM

2. K&R

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:46 AM

4. Tell the evangelicals it was an Immaculate Conception and see if they worship a serpent.

Robertson and Pence can kiss it on the mouth.

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