Definition of constrictor
1 : a muscle that contracts a cavity or orifice or compresses an organ
2 : a snake (such as a boa constrictor) that coils around and compresses prey
3 : one that constricts
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The Niagara Gazette reported that after Jones’ death, the New York State Park Police found a website featuring a photo of the falls and a picture of Jones and the boa constrictor, Misty.
Live animals may include an iguana, boa constrictor and other rain forest creatures. 10:30 a.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave.
There’s evidence the giant constrictors are moving north.
Her parents even bought a wall-to-wall terrarium, filling it with three massive snakes: a Burmese python, an anaconda and a boa constrictor.
Among them: the time a student took to the stage at a graduation ceremony wearing nothing but a boa constrictor.
Burmese pythons, giant constrictors native to Asia, became a nuisance in Florida after 1992.
The Serpentarium is a 10,000-square-foot structure that houses 150 animals, including 40 venomous species of snakes, 5 large bays featuring giant constrictors, and three habitats housing 3 species of crocodile.
Traps, snake-sniffing dogs, radio-tracking implants, occasional cold snaps and two public roundups so far have failed to significantly reduce the population of the giant constrictors.
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Definition of constrictor for Students
: a snake (as a boa) that kills its prey by coiling around and crushing it
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