Skip to comments.Python 'eats woman's 35kg pet goat'
Posted on 02/24/2010 8:36:17 PM PST by myknowledge
A Queensland woman claims a 5m-long amethyst python has devoured her pet goat.
Monica Spah, of Kuranda in the state's northeast, noticed her 35kg goat missing three weeks ago.
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She then came across the snake, which had a giant lump in its back, in her backyard.
The snake disappeared after three days into neighbouring rainforest.
Nykea Ralston, who works for Kuranda's Uncle Pete's Petting Zoo, told ninemsn Ms Spah went overseas last week and instructed the zoo to take her other five goats.
"She was worried the snake would come back and eat them," Ms Ralston said.
Stuart Douglas from the Australian Venom Zoo told ninemsn it would have taken one minute for the snake to suffocate the goat and five days to completely digest it.
"They are very opportunistic reptiles and they are able to climb through trees to get their food," Mr Douglas said.
"There's a whole heap of these snakes around here ... we're now founding them in suburban streets.
"There's a reduced number of wallabies — which is what they normally feed on — so they're being forced to prey upon domesticated animals.
Mr Douglas said he had caught other pythons eating cats and dogs.
"They'll eat anything they come across," he said.
In February 2008, a Kuranda family's dog was snatched by a 5m-long python, just weeks after other snakes ate their cat and guinea pig.
Wow! A 35kg goat swallowed up by a python! No wonder he won't be hungry again for another three days.
Want proof? So what book was he reading on 9/11? I rest my case.
Anybody bother to ask the python how he enjoyed the meal?
I wonder how many pairs of boots I could make outta that thing...
Okay, somebody please explain to me why they don’t have open season on snakes...
“She then came across the snake, which had a giant lump in its back, in her backyard. The snake disappeared after three days into neighbouring rainforest.”
And she didn’t kill it while it was sitting there bloated?
Some snake species are protected in Australia.
Down here in FL they just institued a python hunting season.
They are a non native species that have caused a lot of trouble, and they don’t die because we are tropical. So voila! hunting season.
boots, schmoots. There's enough there for a pair of disco pants with a matching vest!
Moral of the story.....Don’t leave your goat lying around near your Python! Geeezzz!
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