Python Eats Chihuahua-Maltese Pet Dog in New South Wales
By Vittorio Hernandez | March 15, 2014 10:49 PM EST
Bianca (C), a chihuahua, arrives in a baby carriage with other pet dogs to compete in the second annual Doggie Gras Parade and Fat Cat Tuesday Celebration at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California March 4, 2014. Bianca won the contest and was named queen of the doggie Gras parade. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The pet dog was chained inside a kennel in a backyard. The owner was shocked when she approached the dog house to release her pet from its chain when she instead found a carpet python with a large bulge.
The other sign that poor Chihuahua-Maltese cross was its dinner was the dog chain that dangled from the snake's mouth. She sought assistance from the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) which sent volunteers to her home in Caniaba, near Lismore, on Thursday morning.
The volunteers initially cut the chain and monitored if the python would expel the chain, but when it didn't, they brought the snake to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for a veterinarian to determine if the animal would need surgery. After it recovers, the snake would be released in the wild.
Sue Ulyatt, secretary of WIRES Northern Rivers, said that carpet pythons are very common in rural areas. She said a dog as a meal would provide a snake sustenance for one month.
She said the pet owner was right in chaining her dog at night so it wouldn't disturb wildlife, but because of its situation, the Chihuahua-Maltese couldn't escape when wildlife attacked it.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- MH370 Search Update: Australian Scientists Has Reportedly Found A Solution To The Mystery Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
- 'Human Skull' Found On Mars [Watch Video]
- UFO Sighting: UFO Spotted Above Las Vegas, Nevada
- Final 2014 Solar Eclipse: When And How To Safely View It Plus Where To Watch Online Via Live Stream
- Alien Toy Doll Found On Mars [Watch Video]
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date Likely this October 2014 with Pangu not Evad3rs Firming Up as Creator
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu
- Top 4 Free-To-Download Apps for Fuller iPhone 6, 6 Plus Experience
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Battery Saving Android 5.0 Lollipop Feature Extends The Battery Life Of Your Android Device By 90 Minutes And Displays Orange Bar While Power Saving Mode Is On
- Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Set to Soar Beyond $100 Despite Decline After New iPad Launch