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    Python Stalked, Ate Family Dog In Front Of Children

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    BRISBANE, Australia — A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.
    The boy and girl, aged 5 and 7, watched as the scrub python devoured their silky terrier-Chihuahua crossbreed Monday at their home near Kuranda in Queensland state.
    Stuart Douglas, owner of the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda, said scrub pythons typically eat wild animals such as wallabies, a smaller relative of the kangaroo, but sometimes turn to pets in urban areas.
    "It actively stalked the dog for a number of days," Douglas said. more @ link

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    That's really creepy.

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    That is so sad. So, the python was found in the dogs bed and no one called anyone????

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    Quote Originally Posted by browneyes View Post
    That is so sad. So, the python was found in the dogs bed and no one called anyone????
    I'd be calling so loudly a phone wouldn't be necessary!

    On another note, however... it would be sad if this were to starve to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browneyes View Post
    That is so sad. So, the python was found in the dogs bed and no one called anyone????
    I think the link said they did, but it got away before (whoever they called) got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browneyes View Post
    That is so sad. So, the python was found in the dogs bed and no one called anyone????
    THANK YOU------------
    GLAD IT WAS NOT ONE OF THE KIDS

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    Removing the half-swallowed dog could have harmed or even killed the python, Rose said, because dogs have sharp teeth and claws that could do the snake internal damage if it were wrenched out.
    The snake was still digesting the dog at the zoo Wednesday. It will soon be relocated to the bush, Douglas said.

    The snake killed their dog, why not have their pet retrieved??? I don't think the python deserved to live.

    What idiots own a tiny dog and a huge snake together??? That is just asking for trouble.
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    That really makes me sad. Poor puppy. I would choke the snake!!!

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    I don't think the snake was their pet. I understood it to have just shown up from the forest and kept coming around to 'stalk' the poor little dog. If this is the case and this happened in the yard, I would have kept my little dog in the house for a few days, until I could have gotten someone to get rid of the stalking snake..

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    Quote Originally Posted by raindrops300 View Post
    I don't think the snake was their pet. I understood it to have just shown up from the forest and kept coming around to 'stalk' the poor little dog. If this is the case and this happened in the yard, I would have kept my little dog in the house for a few days, until I could have gotten someone to get rid of the stalking snake..

    I'm with you on this one. If you know there is a snake stalking your small dog would you keep the dog in a safe place? It sounds funny no matter how I type that last line...a snake stalking your dog!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    From the article:
    Removing the half-swallowed dog could have harmed or even killed the python, Rose said, because dogs have sharp teeth and claws that could do the snake internal damage if it were wrenched out.
    The snake was still digesting the dog at the zoo Wednesday. It will soon be relocated to the bush, Douglas said.

    The snake killed their dog, why not have their pet retrieved??? I don't think the python deserved to live.

    What idiots own a tiny dog and a huge snake together??? That is just asking for trouble.

    They did not own the snake. It was wild.

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    Poor pup....obviously the family didnt own a 22.......sorry Glitch

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    How absolutely horrifying for those children.

    If I knew a snake (especially of this breed and size) was anywhere near my yard or house, I wouldn't let my children OR dog out until it had been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Poor pup....obviously the family didnt own a 22.......sorry Glitch
    I am with you on this one. We had a 6ft snake in our house. The first time we seen it it was in hubby's shop he amost pick it up. He ran it out the shop . The 2nd time we saw it was in hubby's shop again my fater-in -law let it go. The 3rd time we seen it it 4:30 am in the bathroom wraped around the toilet. It went out the hole it came in before hubby's got his boots on. The 4th time we seen it was laying by hubby's shop door outside. It got intorduce to a 20 gage shot gun. I was so sacred it was going to get back in the house and get in bed with me or one of my kids. I dont know what kind it was. People say it wasn't dangerous but at that point I didn't care.

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    that was one persistant snake Sweetie...its actually illegal to kill snakes here as they are all protected and it carries a hefty fine if caught

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