Con­stric­tors

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Slithering Danger -

In the South­east­ern United States, par­tic­u­larly in Florida, there have been out­breaks of pythons roam­ing the wild. These pythons are non-na­tive species that have in­vaded the ecosys­tem and have no nat­u­ral preda­tors. Some grow to lengths of over 15 feet. While many have es­caped from breed­ing fa­cil­i­ties, the ma­jor­ity are for­mer pets that ir­re­spon­si­ble own­ers set free when they grew too large.

Should you find your­self face to face with one a con­stric­tor, don’t panic. At­tacks on adult hu­mans are rare. A python will typ­i­cally bite its prey and throw its coils around the vic­tim in an at­tempt to stran­gle it.

Don’t try to pry the mouth from your body, in­stead go for the tail and ei­ther at­tack it di­rectly (most of the snake’s nerves are lo­cated in the tail) or grab the tail and start un­wrap­ping the coils from that end as the mus­cles in its body will be stronger to­ward the front.

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