Gotta Watch: Snake Week
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April 7th, 2011
12:12 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Snake Week

Okay, it's not officially "Snake Week" here at CNN, but it sure feels like it. Eyes have been glued to the story about the missing (and now found) snake at the Bronx Zoo and now, another snake story has emerged. Here are some of our favorite videos and interviews from our unofficial "Snake Week."

Scaly bathroom buddy? – One man got an unexpected, early morning surprise when he headed into his bathroom. Nestled on his heating vent was a coiled, three-foot boa constrictor.

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How to catch a snake – CNN's Jeanne Moos finds out how many ways there are to catch a missing snake.

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Elusive snake found – The Bronx Zoo director explains how they finally found the missing reptile.

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  1. Arturo

    Fail! It's not a Boa Constrictor, it's a Ball Python.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cateyes7

      I thought it was a Ball Python too. My daughter had 2 of them.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • RWyman

      Lol, that was my first thought upon seeing the snake.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      They didn't show the actual snake that the dude found in his bathroom. What they did show was file footage of a Ball Pythin.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      Sorry, I meant python.

      The "I" and "O" are so damn close.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karen

    Karen, I saw this article and thought you might like it : D

    April 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TMD

    Yep, a ball python. Some snake expert.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      Yep, that's a royal (ball) python. This mixup is distressingly common. A few years back a nature-oriented mail order catalog offered a "fearsome boa" shirt with a royal on it. I wrote to them about the goof, citing my status as VP of a herpetocultural organization. No response, no action.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      Thats file footage of a ball python, not the actual snale that was found in the dude's bathroom. That was a boa constrictor.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dirk714

    I surfer was just bit by a rattle snake on a trail to trestles as well.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TonyInNYC

    The more I get to know her, the cuter she looks.

    April 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MBR

    Lord, do you guys in the media fact check anything anymore?? Ball Python, not Boa Constrictor.

    April 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ole lady

    Well the guy in the bathroom had the crap scared out of him. LOL. Ball pythons are very docile creatures.

    April 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. vance

    yep, definitely a python, try doing some fact finding before you go posting stories. but wait, that would be something unusual for you all

    hey cnn this is what a boa looks like http://www.ice750.net/d2.jpg
    that's my babygirl, and an old picture because she's now 9.5 feet long.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wuckawucka

    That isn't a boa constrictor. Ball python.

    April 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alyy

    Wow, even if they got their facts right, posting a picture of a ball python still means that people are going to be confused and think it IS a boa constrictor. Either post a pic of the actual snake, or do not put EXTREMELY misleading photos up. Easy as that. Epic fail.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nur amabo nur

    That headline is misleading, I thought this was a political post, I won't post here.

    April 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ron Jeremy

    It's mine... .

    April 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |