Python feasts on a fawn at Tirupati zoo

May 29th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by admin  

Hyderabad, May 29 (ANI): Residents of Tirupati often make a beeline for the Venkateshwara Zoological Park to have a look at the flora and fauna.
But on May 15, shortly after the day broke, a nine-foot long python made a surprise appearance in the park and headed for the deer enclosure. Shocked and petrified, deer scattered in all directions and managed to save their lives, but a six-month-old fawn was not so lucky .It was easy prey for the reptile.
Zookeepers spotted the python in bloated form and caught hold of it. They transferred it to a gunny bag and released it into the jungle.
Now only 70 deer are left in the park.
Pythons can live without food for six long months at a stretch after one deer meal (ANI)

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