|Above: Artist David Magee with the Glastonbury pythonidae celastrus orbiculatus, now on exhibit |
at the Audubon Center. Photo used with permission of the artist and The Glastonbury Citizen.
|Above: Olivia Vennaro, a local resident and a summer intern at the CT Audubon Society Center|
discourages the rare tree-killing snake from attacking nearby trees during its daily
exercise session. Olivia is a biology major at Skidmore College.
Souse's advice for handling an encounter with the oriental bittersweet python in the Glastonbury woods? "Doing the hokey-pokey or the Carlton shows them you're not a tree. The combination of dance movements and loud singing always sends them packing, although it may take a few months to see the results." he claims. "But don't do La Macarena, that just gets them mad."