Author: Dale Stockton
There’s a different conversation that’s taking place around the country regarding officer safety and it’s being driven by Below 100, a commonsense training program to reduce line of duty death and injury that focuses on areas under an officer’s control.
Consider those last few words for a moment: areas under an officer’s control. It is this perspective that has made Below 100’s approach so different from other training philosophies or programs.
Until recently, most discussions about officer safety centered on suspect actions…
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DON’T THINK SNAKES CAN EAT HUMANS – CLICK ON THIS STORY FROM A RESPECTED UK NEWSPAPER ABOUT A KID EATEN IN SOUTH AFRICA http://goo.gl/rtyYO
DON’T THINK PYTHONS CAN GROW TO 50 FT? CHECK THIS MSNBC Story about the captured Snake http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3845750/ns/world_news/t/-foot-python-captured-indonesia/#.T2azJcztE_4
THE GUARD WAS TAKING A BATH IN THE RIVER WHEN THE SNAKE GOT HIM. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO CLOTHES ON HIM WHEN DISCOVERED INSIDE THE SNAKE.
The Pythonidae, commonly known simply as pythons, from the Greek word python (πυθων), are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world. Eight genera and 26 species are currently recognized
Prey is killed by a process known as constriction; after an animal has been grasped to restrain it, a number of coils are hastily wrapped around it. Then, by applying and maintaining sufficient pressure to prevent it from inhaling, the prey eventually succumbs due to asphyxiation. The pressures produced during constriction have recently been suggested to cause cardiac arrest by interfering with blood flow, but this hypothesis has not yet been confirmed.
Larger specimens usually eat animals about the size of a house cat, but larger food items are known: some large Asian species have been known to take down adult deer, and the African rock python, Python sebae, has been known to eat antelope. Prey is swallowed whole, and may take anywhere from several days or even weeks to fully digest.
Contrary to popular belief, even the larger species, such as the reticulated python, P. reticulatus, do not crush their prey to death; in fact, prey is not even noticeably deformed before it is swallowed. The speed with which the coils are applied is impressive and the force they exert may be significant, but death is caused by suffocation, with the victim not being able to move its ribs to breathe while it is being constricted.