I must be the only person who thinks this is a melancholy story.
Update: Abi writes in to point me to Lonesome George, who, I agree, sets a new bar for lonesomeness. (He has recently mated, I’m pleased to report, which should give hope to all lonesome people out there.)
And Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan points out that lonesome pythons can be dangerous. Who’d a Thunk it?