Sunday, 26 October 2014


No-one has complained, so I shall continue with my alphabet of animal limericks. I may have put some of these in the blog before, but this time I shall try to add illustrations.
‘Be kind to the Boa Constrictor.’
Few rules on the ark were much stricter.
A lady-like boa
tried to eat Mrs. Noah —
serves her right — she shouldn’t have kicked her.

This is a Red-tailed Boa Constrictor, so-called because of its red tail. (Duh.)
This is another kind of Boa, and a lady wearing it, drawn of course by the vertically challenged Toulouse-Lautrec. Only now do I see why this kind of long feathery scarf is known as a Boa.

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