“Its cold today,” says the snake …

Posted By on January 31, 2007


Winter is finally here as temperatures in southwestern Ohio are down near the single digits. “Brrr” …. it is cold … but at least I’m not as stiff as the eight-foot boa constrictor found along the Great Miami River. (AP/Middletown Journal photo by John Agliata) A couple of construction workers were cleaning up debris along the river and came across the frozen snake as if it were stretched out laying in the sun next to the bike trail. According to the local paper, boa constrictors do not generally coil when the weather turns cold like many native snakes but extract heat from external sources such as the sun or warm rocks. A pet store owner who carries boa constrictors says that one this size could fetch a couple thousand dollars.

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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