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Huge python breaks into Qld charity store [Queensland, Australia]
The Australian ^ | July 10, 2013 5:14PM | Cleo Fraser

Posted on 07/10/2013 12:53:33 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

POLICE Sergeant Don Auld thought a thief had fallen through the ceiling and vomited on the floor when called to a Queensland charity store break-in.

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The snake had pooed in the St Vincent de Paul store in Ingham and left crockery, clothes and other goods smashed and scattered all over the floor.

The following day, on Tuesday, police were called back to the store after a large crowd formed outside.

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Police didn't have the skills to bag the burglar, and called in a snake handler to take the 17kg python away.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; python; snake
You never know what you'll find at Goodwill, like a 19 foot long, 37 lb python for example.
1 posted on 07/10/2013 12:53:33 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I should be so lucky.

;D


2 posted on 07/10/2013 12:56:03 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

ping.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 12:56:06 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Salamander

THREE SECONDS!


4 posted on 07/10/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Pan_Yan

I find it hard to believe that a 19 foot python only weighed 38 pounds.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Pan_Yan

Apparently with all the Pythons infesting Florida, they should put a bounty out on them and also sell the skin for boots/wallets/belts etc.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Black Agnes

I got my snek story radar workin’ good today...;D


7 posted on 07/10/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: 0.E.O

Probably more like 170 kg


8 posted on 07/10/2013 12:59:20 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Pan_Yan

37 lbs is huge for a python? Really?


9 posted on 07/10/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Salamander

Pretty sure we have rat snakes around. Hubby found a shed skin last week. And our chipmunk problem has...resolved...


10 posted on 07/10/2013 12:59:34 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: muir_redwoods

Hey, all I did was translate what was in the story out of metric. Didn’t make much sense to me either.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: 0.E.O

If it was a male who wasn’t eating frequently, it’s very possible.

Some species get really heavy and others stay slim.

Bob, my common BCI weighs 20 pounds at 7+ feet while Bella, my Panamanian Hypo BCI weighs only 11 at about the same length.

Bob is naturally stocky while Bella is of a more streamlined build.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 1:02:22 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Pan_Yan
Police didn't have the skills to bag the burglar,

Cops in the US shoot kids pet golden retrievers yet here they can't even shoot a snake?

13 posted on 07/10/2013 1:02:47 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: Pan_Yan

For Sale: snakeskin boots, some assembly required.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Black Agnes

Lucky you!

The locals keep killing the snakes and we have rodents, galore.

Somebody smashed a ginormous black rat snake up the road from here that I would have dearly loved to turn loose under my house.

And the neighbors still can’t figure out *why* we have roof rats and mice running amok.

:-\


15 posted on 07/10/2013 1:04:27 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

Hubby only kills ones he’s sure are dangerous (rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, etc). We hate to do that because they eat problem pests too. But we have little kids so can’t take the chance. King snakes and rat snakes though are treated with great respect!

I hate chipmunks. They eat food that my kids would have eaten. And they carry fleas! Bah.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 1:08:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Salamander

Bella has snake hips?


17 posted on 07/10/2013 1:11:28 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Black Agnes

Rat and King snakes [kings, especially, hence their name] will cheerfully chow down on the venomous snakes.

Another very good reason to leave them be.

The guy up the hill dropped off one rat and two garters a couple weeks ago.

It’s not much but it’s a start.

[odds are the big roof rats will eat the smallish snakes, instead]

:(


18 posted on 07/10/2013 1:11:38 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

Get some cats.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 1:13:38 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: null and void
Bella has a willowy, runway model build...:)

[she's 'sexy' and she knows it...LOL]

20 posted on 07/10/2013 1:14:32 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

Hubby has killed one snake since we moved here 7 years ago. A rattlesnake of all things. He was in the yard working one spring. I had the windows open (good thing too!) and heard him shouting ‘bring the shotgun! bring the shotgun!’. So I did. When I got outside I noticed he was STANDING about 6” back from the head of a rattlesnake who was in enough of a depression in the ground hubby couldn’t have just stomped him. Hubby had been picking up limbs under a tree and noticed one of the limbs he’d just stood on moved and rattled...aie! Good thing I’d made him wear his steel toed work boots that day!

Hubby had a bad day. Snake had a worse day. IMHO we live in the country and rattlesnakes and cottonmouths have zillions of acres of untended woods right across the road. They should stay there! Any trespass on my property is a risky thing.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 1:16:13 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: packrat35

Cats are useless.

My Portuguese Podengo Medio and Ibizan Hound kill whatever they find, joyously and mercilessly.

Unfortunately, they can’t get the ones who stay ~inside~ the walls of this old log house.

For that, I need snakes.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 1:16:45 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Black Agnes

I’ve been lucky.

In the 23 years I’ve been here, the coppers and rattlers have stayed up on the ridge.

If, however, they ever do venture into the yard, they’re out of luck.

I may love animals but I love *my* animals, more.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 1:19:23 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: 0.E.O

I find it hard to believe that a 19 foot python only weighed 38 pounds.
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That’s only 2 pounds per foot.


24 posted on 07/10/2013 1:31:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Pan_Yan

“The snake had pooed in the St Vincent de Paul store in Ingham and left crockery, clothes and other goods smashed and scattered all over the floor.”

Sounds like an unhappy customer; guess they didn’t have what he was looking for.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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