I don’t often post press releases verbatim, in fact, this might be the first time I have done so. But apparently a Burmese Python will be part of The Jim Rose Circus’ show in Seattle on July 8th. I can’t wait. Read on:
EVER WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GO FROM CITY TO CITY WITH THE WORLD’S LARGEST TOURING ALBINO BURMESE PYTHON?
Jim Rose didn’t when he agreed to purchase the mammoth deadly snake, MAURICE LE GRAND, from Belgium. It arrived in the United States yesterday. When its special crate was opened, Jim’s wife gasped in sheer horror: “I knew it was big, but until you see it you can’t even come close to fathoming what a complete monster it is”.
MAURICE LE GRAND was purchased for $63,000, the highest price ever paid for a snake. Nearly twenty-four hours after its new home in the U.S. was set up, the Roses have adjusted somewhat. Jim says “It’s actually pretty cool. We spent three months studying this species and the particulars of the nature of these rare albinos. We have also hired a snake butler who cares for it 24/7. Within two weeks I should be able to get into the encampment with it and begin bonding with the python. This has been my dream since I was a little boy. I can’t wait to take it from city to city, showing people all over the United States that snakes deserve respect and dignity. In our Jim Rose Circus vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts tour, MAURICE LE GRAND will have an entire moving habitat constructed for the journey.
The Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus), is the largest subspecies of the Indian Python and one of the 6 largest snakes in the world, on average growing up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) and weighing up to 71 kilograms (160 lb). They are native to rainforest areas of Southeast Asia, are nocturnal, semi-aquatic, and while young are often found near water and in trees; they are excellent swimmers, staying submerged for as much as half an hour. The Burmese Python continues to grow throughout life, and their great length is due to the presence of a large number of vertebrae. When adult girth is reached, the snakes tend to be ground hunters. An unsuitable choice for inexperienced snake handlers, Burmese Pythons are carnivorous, and are known to have attacked animals as large as alligators.