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12:00 AM, May 03, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 03, 2011

Python lays eggs at mini zoo


A python has laid around 30 eggs at the mini zoo run by wildlife conservator Sitesh Ranjan Deb in Srimongal upazila of Moulvibazar district.
During a visit to the mini zoo on Sunday, this correspondent saw that the python was hatching the eggs, winding itself into a coil, while its male partner was guarding her.
"The python laid the eggs at about 10:00am on Sunday. The eggs, numbering around 30, are white in colour and look like the eggs of goose. Immediately after laying the eggs, the mother python wound itself into a coil and started hatching the eggs. So the actual number of eggs could not be calculated," Sitesh Ranjan said.
"A python usually hatches the eggs for 60 to 75 days. After that, young ones come out. During the hatching period, the mother python does not take food and its male partner keeps on guarding," he said.
The wildlife conservator said the pythons have been residing there since he had collected the couple from Dinarpur village under Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district three years ago.

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