I was just wondering if anyone else noticed the slip-up with the boa constrictor at the zoo in this book? The snake winks at Harry - snakes cannot wink, they have no eyelids! I can accept that Harry can "talk" to them, even though they have no ears, because it's magic (some sort of telepathic mind-link, I assume), but the winking kind of spoiled it for me.
Also, does anyone know why in the film the snake was a Burmese python, rather than a boa constrictor as in the book?
Actually, my student pointed it out to me. Leave it to a know-it-all eleven-year-old to notice. I called it artistic license and we figured that in a fantasy book the snakes can do whatever they want. :-)