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America’s Rarest Snake Chokes To Death On Giant Centipede

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  • One of America’s rarest snakes has been found dead in Florida, having choked on a giant centipede.
  • The Tantilla oolitica, also known as the rim rock crowned snake, was found in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.
  • This was the first time the snake has been seen for four years, the Florida Museum of Natural History said in a press release. The snake was dead, with a giant centipede locked halfway through its mouth.



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