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Python, which mostly comes from Southeast Asia is known for variations in color, scale sizes and supple feel. Anaconda, on the other hand -- which is native to South America -- has more regular-sized scales and a plastic-y texture. Either way, they both make fabulous handbags. Suck it, PETA.
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"Survival of the fittest" means not letting your guard down -- in Venezuela back in 2001, a 29-year-old student zookeeper was strangled by a 10-foot python. He probably deserved it.
Prada Mary-Janes $990 available at the Prada Store
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Dropping over $1K for a handbag is practically a sample sale price (according to our Resident Fashion Snob, Eric): more and more designers are forsaking alligator and crocodile skins in these harsh economic times, because they are so costly to catch, and thus much more expensive, you know...
Mulberry satchel $1,180 availalbe at the Mulberry Store
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@BronxZooCobra, the famous New York City snake who escaped over the summer (and was safely returned to his tank in the reptile house), is still tweeting to his 226,814 followers. That said, @xojanedotcom has 4044 followers. Soo ... we'd really, really love it if you started following us.
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Did you know that all snakes are incapable of learning? This is because they lack the enlarged cerebral hemispheres found in birds and mammals, the part of the brain that controls learning and thought. Luckily, dumb is always chic for fall.
Valentino bag $3,845 available at Valentino 212.772.6969
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Alice Cooper showed up at his induction ceremony to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame wearing a blood-stained shirt and a yellow boa constrictor. You can just wear these fab Mary Janes...
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The general consensus on the internet is that you're supposed to feed your pet snake frozen mice and rats -- not live ones. So now you know.
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Other celebrity fans of snake accessories include Slash, who used to shoplift them from pet stores by wrapping them around his wrists like bracelets. Smooth.
Michael Kors heels $1,670 and clutch $995 available at Michael Kors. Kara by Kara Ross - (from the top) wide cuff in teal $345 available at Kara Ross, mini metal cuff in malachite $175 available at Neiman Marcus, small cuffin multi color python and amethyst $315 available at Kara Ross, wide cuff in ring lizardand hermatite $320 Kara Ross.
Photographer: Greg Broom
Stylist: Eric Nicholson