|"Are you a wizard or not?"
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|Boa constrictor at the Zoo|
This boa constrictor was a large brown snake that lived at the Zoo. Bred in captivity, it was confined to a tank, and found it highly annoying to have zoo visitors rap on the tank's glass front every day. All this changed in June 1991, when the snake came in contact with Harry Potter, a Parselmouth, who spoke to it and then accidentally vanished the glass front of its tank. The snake slithered free, thanking Harry and telling him that it was going to Brazil, the native range of its species.
Behind the scenes
- In both the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and in the film adaptation, the snake winks at Harry. However, snakes have no eyelids.
- In the film, the boa constrictor was replaced by a Burmese python.