Here Baloo rubbed his faded brown shoulder against the Panther, and they went off to look for Kaa the Rock Python.
Now a snake, especially a wary old python like Kaa, very seldom shows that he is angry, but Baloo and Bagheera could see the big swallowing muscles on either side of Kaa's throat ripple and bulge.
The fighting strength of a python is in the driving blow of his head backed by all the strength and weight of his body.
Even the appearance of a very ordinary rock python
does not appear to justify such a liberty.
He saw her bending over pythons
coiled upon the sand, or considering the brown rock breaking the stagnant water of the alligators' pool, or searching some minute section of tropical forest for the golden eye of a lizard or the indrawn movement of the green frogs' flanks.
Then there was a python
that ordinarily would have sent me screeching to a tree-top.
He had the room all to himself, and a man requires nothing less than this when he wants to dash his cap on the table, throw himself astride a chair, and stare at a high brick wall with a frown which would not have been beneath the occasion if he had been slaying "the giant Python