Skip to comments.Dog eaten in its kennel by a python: Owner finds snake with leash still dangling from its mouth
Posted on 03/17/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by george76
An Australian woman discovered her pet dog had been eaten by a snake in the most gruesome possible way after finding a bloated python lying curled in its kennel with the end of the dog's chain still dangling from its mouth.
Amazingly, the wildlife-lover had only chained her Chihuahua-Maltese cross overnight to stop it disturbing native animals near her Caniaba home in northern NSW, but it meant there was no escaping the 2.5-metre python that slithered into the kennel.
When the woman went outside to let the dog off its chain the following morning, she discovered the bloated snake curled up inside the kennel. The end of the chain was protruding from its mouth.
Things got worse for the shocked pet owner when she realised the chain that had been keeping her dog in its kennel was now ensuring the giant snake couldnt get away either.
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She is a moron and the poor dog was EVENTUALLY doomed.
Who knew Oz had snakes?
Now we know why the dog was barking so much.
At least the snake was not punished for her stupidity.
I was glad to see its ‘gastrointestinal distress” will be properly alleviated.
She got what she wanted: the dog stopped barking.
They are dancing snakes, with the flute, bellydancer and the whole nine yards. Then, the wizard comes out and does tricks. His specialty is the disappearing act. He lands in...you guessed it...OZ.
How to catch a Python!
Snakes gotta eat, too.
Trolling for pythons.
I’ve heard of snakes getting birds that are left outside on patios or lanais with the same result. Little birdie is gone and fact snake is at bottom of cage.
I feel bad for the dog, but it’s pretty funny that the snake was chained to the cage, from the inside.
—agree—every time I see one I think of a target-—
It never ceases to amaze me how oblivious people are to their surroundings.
Case in point, in my area, if tether a small dog or cat outside, odds are you will feed a chicken hawk or eagle.
Therefore, don’t *do* that.
One of my goats was, in his former life, chained to a dog house up on the mountain where packs of eastern wolves roamed.
That’s how I ended up with him.
I went up and got him.
Reminds me of that scene in the second Jurassic Park movie where the T.Rex comes into the suburban backyard and there’s a little dog chained to his doghouse yapping his brains out.
I honestly didn’t know there were pythons in Australia. I knew they had just about every variety of poisonous snake and reptile imaginable, but I didn’t know they had the constrictor types, too.
Anyway, that would be one dead snake at my house. Snakes are like spiders: when you see one, it’s best to take off and nuke the site from orbit.
It’s the only way to be sure...
That's when it's time to introduce Mr. Snake to Mr. Shotgun.
Sounds like the snake got to floss after it ate.
The only good snake is as DEAD snake!
Many kinds of pythons, in fact.
Hmmm, I’ve got a neighbor with a little barker, too bad there aren’t snakes that big around here as I’d get some sleep.
If that had been my dog, the headline would have included, “headless” in the title.
Very sad way to die, never had a chance
Well now she has the snake trapped and she can dispose of it so it can't do this again......... but she won't.
In the words of Jim Stafford: I don’t like spiders and snakes!
This is off topic, but I have to ask: Is this your helmet for riding in states that require them? Saw it on a helmet sight and remembered seeing on your profile a long time ago that you might just listen to Alice every now and again...
Great way to troll for pythons!
I suppose those were her only two options. I mean, it's not like she could let the dog sleep inside the house or anything.
I have a friend who lives on Lake St. Clair here in S.E. Michigan and that's exactly what happened to her neighbor's miniature dachsund.......
And to make things worse, an eagle was known to be in the area and was even observed by my friend sitting on one of the pylons on her boat dock.........
Dog paid for owner stupidity.
You are supposed to keep your dog(s) close to you, like the trusty friend that they are, to alert/protect you from things like that python and vice versa.
Why else would you have a dog?
There is a garden center in my area that kept exotic birds in cages among the plants. Black snakes like to eat birds. Can you see where this is going?
We don't even let out Corgi go out in the yard by himself. My wife or I are always outside with him when he goes out. I wonder how distraught the lady is over a dog that did not apparently mean much to her (judging by the way she treated him).
Snake bites dog story.
I call them “Punting Hounds”.
And then it stopped!
We don’t let them out either. We don’t even let the Chihuahua out on the fenced in deck area unless the Beagle is out there with her. He’s very protective.
The veterinarians took the snake away to see if it would regurgitate
the chain and the digested dog.
They will surgically remove the chain and dog if it does not toss it
all up as snakes normally do after they have digested their meal.
Overfeeding snakes causes dire health consequences, just like in humans.
My biggest Boas, Bob and Ruby [8’, give or take] *never* get more than a large rat.
I know of other snake owners who feed rabbits, chickens, etc but their poor snakes spend days soaking in their water bowls, trying to alleviate the discomfort of an overly large meal.
Wild snakes are opportunistic and eat what they can, whenever they can, which accounts for some really big prey items being consumed.
If you find food and you don’t know when or if you’ll find food again any time soon, you’ll “gorge”.
All predators do that but it’s not necessarily a best case scenario,
My brats have controlled environments and steady, regular food and they thrive on smaller, dependable meals.
A duck for an 18’ foot snake is, however, not unreasonable, especially since it was probably on a monthly feeding schedule, at that size.
[poultry gives them loose droppings so I don’t use poultry at all]
I love that helmet but no, it’s not mine.
I just have a small half-shell that’s “legal enough”...:)
That is terrible.
A couple years ago, I had to run out across the yard and snatch my Portuguese Podengo Medio from the talons of the Golden Eagle who was trying to grab her.
She weighs 20 pounds and is 18” tall.
Not really a “small” dog but that was one huge bird.
It absolutely _did not care_ that ~I~ was right out ~with~ the dogs and totally disregarded the Doberman and Ibizans who were also out with me.
The only “bright side” to the story.
No one blames the snake for being a snake.
Very nice common boa you have there. We’ve got several of those. Awesome snakes!
“They will surgically remove the chain and dog if it does not toss it
all up as snakes normally do after they have digested their meal.”
Snakes don’t normally regurgitate a meal unless they are an egg eater, are frightened or sick.
Honestly, I’m glad they aren’t harming the snake. It’s doing what it does naturally. The woman on the other hand doesn’t need pets.