The boa is an enormous snake found in Italy. It feeds on cattle, but not by swallowing them; instead it sucks the milk from a cow's-> udder, sometimes taking so much that the cow dies.
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Bodleian Library - Electronic Catalogue of Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, folio 98r
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November 6, 2023