Snake Births Ring in New Year at Boston Aquarium
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
The babies ringing in the New Year in Boston turned out to be snakes; 14 in all for proud anaconda momma Ashley of the New England Aquarium. All the little snake babies measured two feet at birth - tiny compared to their 16-foot-long mother. It's a rare birth. Scientists say it's difficult for anacondas to breed in captivity. Of course it might be difficult to tell whether an anaconda is pregnant or just had lunch.
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