Monday, June 29, 2009
"The Albino Burmese Python is quirkier than Mariah Carey"
"The albino Burmese Python is a quirky, needy and rare reptile. It's
pickier than Mariah Carey" -Sinn Bohdi, the snake butler
EVER WONDER WHAT IT'S LIKE TO GO FROM CITY TO CITY WITH THE WORLD'S LARGEST TOURING ALBINO BURMESE PYTHON?
Jim Rose didn't when he agreed to purchase the mammoth deadly snake, MAURICE LE GRAND, from Belgium. It arrived in the United States yesterday. When its special crate was opened, Jim's wife gasped in sheer horror: "I knew it was big, but until you see it you can't even come close to fathoming what a complete monster it is".
MAURICE LE GRAND was purchased for $63,000, the highest price ever paid for a snake. Nearly twenty-four hours after its new home in the U.S. was set up, the Roses have adjusted somewhat. Jim says "It's actually pretty cool. We spent three months studying this species and the particulars of the nature of these rare albinos. We have also hired a snake butler who cares for it 24/7. Within two weeks I should be able to get into the encampment with it and begin bonding with the python. This has been my dream since I was a little boy. I can't wait to take it from city to city, showing people all over the United States that snakes deserve respect and dignity. In our Jim Rose Circus vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts tour, MAURICE LE GRAND will have an entire moving habitat constructed for the journey.
The Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus), is the largest subspecies of the Indian Python and one of the 6 largest snakes in the world, on average growing up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) and weighing up to 71 kilograms (160 lb). They are native to rainforest areas of Southeast Asia, are nocturnal, semi-aquatic, and while young are often found near water and in trees; they are excellent swimmers, staying submerged for as much as half an hour. The Burmese Python continues to grow throughout life, and their great length is due to the presence of a large number of vertebrae. When adult girth is reached, the snakes tend to be ground hunters. An unsuitable choice for inexperienced snake handlers, Burmese Pythons are carnivorous, and are known to have attacked animals as large as alligators.
See MAURICE LE GRAND along with Jim Rose vs Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the following cities:
July 3 - Longview, WA - Cadillac Island Casino
July 5 - Kennewick, WA - Island Casino
July 7 - Portland - Wonder Ballroom
July 8 - Seattle - Showbox
July 9 - Spokane - Knitting Factory
July 11 - Boise - Knitting Factory
July 12 - Salt Lake City - Club Vegas
July 14 - Reno - New Oasis
July 16 - San Francisco - DNA
July 18 - Santa Ana - Galaxy
July 19 - San Diego - Canes
July 20 - Los Angeles - Troubadour
July 23 - Dallas - The Loft
July 24 - Shreveport - The Riverside Warehouse
July 25 - Austin - The Parish
July 27 - New Orleans - One Eyed Jack's
July 29 - Little Rock - Juanita's
July 31 - Memphis - New Daisy
August 1 - Murfreesboro - Club 527
more dates being added through September...
Posted by MOVEMENT MAGAZINE at 12:28 PM