Wednesday, February 27, 2008

would have been better with ketchup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- 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. Luckily it was only a terrier-Chihuahua crossbreed and not a REAL dog. (ok, I added that part.)

"The family that owned the dog had actually seen it in the dog's bed, which was a sign it was out to get it," said Stuart Douglas, owner of the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda.

Ok, you know you've lived in the Australian tropics way too long when the sight of a 16 foot python in your dog's bed isn't cause for alarm. I'd run straight through a plate-glass window if I saw a 3 foot snake in my house.

It's called "survival instinct" people.

5 comments:

Dee said...

Yeah, can ANYONE be that blase' about a 16 ft python !!!! IT wasn't a pet, it belonged in the outback ! yuk

jpogue said...

That's funny. I saw that on my MSN homepage and we printed it off for Adam's Science in the News homework!

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

I just enjoy the though of Kate - seeing a snake - spinning on one heel to reverse direction and running through a plate glass window!

I would do that with a trantula, but I don't think a snake would cause me to do that. Snakes don't bother me for some reason. Ken would see them in our yard and scream like a girl, and I had to catch them and toss them over the fence.

David said...

Hey Kate, if I can have a python, Anna can have as many puppies as she likes! I know I'm sick....

kate said...

I'll say it for her: (hands on hips) DAVID CALECHMAN!!!