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Thanksgiving at the Zoo: the Giant Appetites of Snakes, Frogs & Moles

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    findi Well-Known Member

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    retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo
    Articles on holiday over-eating always appear as Thanksgiving approaches. Throughout my career as a zookeeper, a variety of creatures have amazed me with their abilities to consume massive meals. Reptiles and amphibians are the most impressive diners, with a 60 pound deer, swallowed by a wild Green Anaconda, being my most notable observation. But several others take even larger meals, comparatively. For example, one Fer-de-Lance (Bothrops atrox) successfully consumed a lizard that exceeded the snake’s weight by over 50%! The 17 young Spitting Cobras taken in a single “sitting” by an African Bullfrog are also worthy of mention. From Star-nosed Moles to Asian Elephants, the mammals I’ve cared for have impressed me as well. Please feel free to quote my stories if friends and family criticize you for over-indulging this year, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Read the rest of this article here Thanksgiving at the Zoo: The Giant Appetites of Snakes, Frogs, and Moles | That Reptile Blog
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    Best Regards, Frank