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        The Monster Python

        The expert team reveals the anatomy that allows pythons to sense, strike, squeeze, and swallow their prey. They investigate the remains of the snakes' last meals and make an amazing discovery in the female: ovaries bulging with 40 egg follicles ready to be fertilized.  Explore the science of slithering, how snakes have developed 'infrared goggles', which allow them to hunt warm-blooded prey in the dark, and how a flexible jaw allows pythons to stretch their mouths around huge prey.

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        Snake Digestion

        Understand how the python's intestines swell and shrink to accommodate its meals.

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        Snake Infrared Vision

        Discover how snakes have developed 'infrared goggles', which allow them to hunt warm-blooded prey in the dark.

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        Snake Jaw

        Explore how a flexible jaw allows pythons to stretch their mouths around huge prey, including alligators.

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        Snake Locomotion

        Explore the science of the snake's slithering movement and understand how the graceful glide of a large python requires intricate coordination of muscles.

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        Snake Reproduction

        Witness a team of experts' amazing discovery in a female python: ovaries bulging with 40 egg follicles ready to be fertilized.

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        Snake Skin

        Explore the structure of a python's skin.

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