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Dog eaten in its kennel by a python: Owner finds snake with leash still dangling from its mouth
the Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2014

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 couldn’t get away either.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; australianwoman; dog; doggieping; python; snake; snakes
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Stupid woman.

Poor dog.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 9:17:59 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76
Gee, I guess she had NO clue that there were pythons in the area. Golly gee whiz.

She is a moron and the poor dog was EVENTUALLY doomed.

3 posted on 03/17/2014 9:18:38 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Who knew Oz had snakes?


4 posted on 03/17/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

Now we know why the dog was barking so much.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 9:21:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cloudmountain

At least the snake was not punished for her stupidity.

I was glad to see its ‘gastrointestinal distress” will be properly alleviated.

Stupid woman.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

She got what she wanted: the dog stopped barking.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Salamander
Who knew Oz had snakes?

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.

8 posted on 03/17/2014 9:23:37 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: george76

How to catch a Python!


9 posted on 03/17/2014 9:24:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Salamander

Snakes gotta eat, too.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 9:24:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

Trolling for pythons.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 9:25:48 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Salamander

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.

Stupid woman.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:28:59 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: george76; All
there's a reason, why these tiny small
dogs are known as "rat" dogs.
flame away.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

—agree—every time I see one I think of a target-—


14 posted on 03/17/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: No Socialist

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.

Stupid people.

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.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

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.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: george76
Photos of snake and its victim at link at top of thread.

Poor doggy.

Leni

17 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:02 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cloudmountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJJ2fojawE


18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

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...


19 posted on 03/17/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: george76
"she realised the chain that had been keeping her dog in its kennel was now ensuring the giant snake couldn’t get away either."

That's when it's time to introduce Mr. Snake to Mr. Shotgun.

20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: george76

Sounds like the snake got to floss after it ate.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: dfwgator

The only good snake is as DEAD snake!


22 posted on 03/17/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: DemforBush

Many kinds of pythons, in fact.

http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Reptile/Pythons.html


23 posted on 03/17/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

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.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:41:30 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: george76

If that had been my dog, the headline would have included, “headless” in the title.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 9:42:05 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: MNDude; dfwgator

26 posted on 03/17/2014 9:44:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: george76

Very sad way to die, never had a chance


27 posted on 03/17/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: george76
Poor pup! It should have been in the woman's bed with her not chained out side.

Well now she has the snake trapped and she can dispose of it so it can't do this again......... but she won't.

28 posted on 03/17/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Salamander

In the words of Jim Stafford: I don’t like spiders and snakes!


29 posted on 03/17/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Salamander
Salamander, I agree in re: "Stupid woman." Knowing you have several snakes, what is the largest dinner one of yours has eaten without issue? I saw an 18 footer eat a large white duck one time - but that snake was part of a large serpent show, not a pet.

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...

 photo creative-2dmotorcycle-2dhelmets-2d11_zpsa4fff392.jpeg

30 posted on 03/17/2014 9:49:18 AM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: george76

Great way to troll for pythons!


31 posted on 03/17/2014 9:51:11 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: george76
chained her Chihuahua-Maltese cross overnight to stop it disturbing native animals

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.

32 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:16 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Salamander
if tether a small dog or cat outside, odds are you will feed a chicken hawk or eagle.

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.........

33 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: george76

Dog paid for owner stupidity.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 9:53:16 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: cloudmountain
Yep, unfortunately.

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?

35 posted on 03/17/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: george76

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?


36 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: george76
I don't understand people leaving little teacup type dogs outside at all; they re inside-the-house dogs. My neighbor has two Maltese/Chihuahua mixes and they are little yappers. I only see them when they go out to do their business or if he walks them. No one should leave incessant little yappers outside all the time.

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).

37 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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38 posted on 03/17/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: cloudmountain

Snake bites dog story.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 10:02:29 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I call them “Punting Hounds”.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: driftdiver

And then it stopped!


41 posted on 03/17/2014 10:08:28 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: Sans-Culotte

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.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:57 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ditter

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.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: DemforBush

:D


44 posted on 03/17/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Raven6

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”...:)


45 posted on 03/17/2014 10:29:22 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That is terrible.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 10:29:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Sans-Culotte

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.


47 posted on 03/17/2014 10:33:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TheOldLady

The only “bright side” to the story.

No one blames the snake for being a snake.


48 posted on 03/17/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

Very nice common boa you have there. We’ve got several of those. Awesome snakes!


49 posted on 03/17/2014 10:41:09 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: TheOldLady

“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.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:32 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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