• Short Summary

    Caught in a Nairobi garden, this 11 foot python is now keeping the two "dragons" company in the gardens of the Coryndon museum.

  • Description

    Caught in a Nairobi garden, this 11 foot python is now keeping the two "dragons" company in the gardens of the Coryndon museum. The two dragons filmed a couple of weeks ago have settled down and are really quite tame, and do not attack the attendant as they did when first caught. It is the intention to ship these "dragons" to the London Zoo in the near future.

    The python is very vicious and would attack anyone that came within striking distance. Normally these pythons eat once a month and for about a week they sleep in some quiet corner.

    Before taking this film, the snake had been at the bottom of the fish pond for most of the day, only bringing its' snout to the surface to breathe every so often. The museum officials used staves to lift this beast out of the water, but as can be seen in the film, the snake resented being disturbed. The film shows the python striking at Mr. Fleetwood, the mammalogist at the museum, also various shots of the "dragons" and the python together.

    It will be noted that one of the "dragons" has adopted the fashion of wearing a leaf hat to keep off the scorching sun.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4CUL3WDD1735M45F461Q27NLE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CUL3WDD1735M45F461Q27NLE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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