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RE: Lifespan of Pythons

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  • John Fowler
    if you go to our website at http://www.kingsnake.com/australia/australia.htm#Australia and find the link to herpetology database by Frank and Kate Slavens, you
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 4, 2000
      if you go to our website at
      http://www.kingsnake.com/australia/australia.htm#Australia

      and find the link to herpetology database by Frank and Kate Slavens, you
      should be able to find how long many species have lived in captvity.


      John Fowler & Rachel Barnes
      http://www.adam.com.au/rajohn1

      Australianherps Community at
      http://www.onelist.com/community/australianherps

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Rick Murphy [mailto:ramurphy@...]
      > Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2001 10:41 PM
      > To: Australianherps List
      > Subject: [australianherps] Lifespan of Pythons
      >
      >
      > From: "Rick Murphy" <ramurphy@...>
      >
      > We've all heard the various arguments about the lifespan of snakes in
      > captivity and there seems to be two distinct camps. One says that keeping
      > snakes in captivity causes them to be stressed and reduces their lifespan
      > while the other train of thought says that they live longer due to lack of
      > predators, regular food supply and reduced parasites. I appreciate how
      > difficult, if not impossible, it is to accurately record a
      > snake's lifespan
      > in the wild but I would really like to hear from everybody as to
      > how long a
      > python can really live.
      >
      > What's the oldest age that anyone has heard of a python living to?
      >
      > Regards,
      > Rick
      >
      >
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    • Rick Murphy
      We ve all heard the various arguments about the lifespan of snakes in captivity and there seems to be two distinct camps. One says that keeping snakes in
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3, 2001
        We've all heard the various arguments about the lifespan of snakes in
        captivity and there seems to be two distinct camps. One says that keeping
        snakes in captivity causes them to be stressed and reduces their lifespan
        while the other train of thought says that they live longer due to lack of
        predators, regular food supply and reduced parasites. I appreciate how
        difficult, if not impossible, it is to accurately record a snake's lifespan
        in the wild but I would really like to hear from everybody as to how long a
        python can really live.

        What's the oldest age that anyone has heard of a python living to?

        Regards,
        Rick
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