There's a new snake in town

March 9, 2011 5:28:52 AM PST
There's a new snake in town -- at least in Knoxville.

Beginning Saturday, Buttercup, a 23-foot-long python, goes on display at the zoo in the Tennessee city.

Zoo officials say they were "slack-jawed" when they took Buttercup of its crate.

Buttercup even has a human bedroom-sized display, that includes a heating pad and lamp.

The giant snake will be on exhibit at the Knoxville Zoo through Labor Day.