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February 13, 2001

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Bael, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bael
Age: Eight years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Burmese Python
Home: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
   Bael is approximately 17 feet long when relaxed and approximately 200 pounds. The Burmese python is one of the biggest snakes, growing up to 25 feet. He is very gentle and likes to cruise around the townhouse. He lives in the garage in a large apartment of his own and loves to entertain!!

    Bael is currently on display at the Virginia Marine Science Museum for approximately three months. In case you wonder why he's at a Marine museum, Burmese pythons are good swimmers, and they are able to stay submerged for up to half an hour. The young lady in the photo is the proud friend of Bael.

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