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Snake eats pussy for breakfast.

In australia, Cats, Queensland, Snakes, The Crazy News on November 8, 2007 at 7:47 pm

snake.jpg Le snake, containing fur balls.

Talk about making a meal of it.

“When I came out of the house the cat’s legs were hanging out of its mouth”

That’s what January Clay, a resident of Australians northern state of Queensland said she saw after she let her pet cat explore outside her home for half an hour.

The mouth she was talking about belonged to a 3 meter long python that was clearly in a mood for food around the 5am hour, when Ms Clay let her cat roam outside.

And despite the loss of her beloved pet cat, talking from her Cairns home, February was philosophical about her loss. I mean January.

The Cains Post:

it’s just nature, he was just doing what he normally does. My cat was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The python eventually left of its own accord.

Ms Clay’s attitude is in stark contrast with some other Cairns residents, who have recently played a role in bludgeoning several native species including pythons and a crocodile to death.

Tropical Wildlife Protection president Anthea McAllan applauded Ms Clay’s actions.

I definitely do commend her for not doing anything to the snake,” Ms McAllan said. “They’ve got their place in the ecosystem and it’s important that we respect that.”

She said the best thing to do was to keep cats indoors or build a snake proof enclosure to avoid such a tragic event.

Crazy Video: Watch A Python Slowly Devour a Rat!

In 2007, animals, Crazy Video, pets, Python eats rat, Snakes on August 24, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Friday!

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 The Crazy News: Crazy Video of the Week!

Yeahhh….

  They get big, baby!

This snake is a Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus), the longest known snake speices.

Reticulated pythons can make great and extremely rewarding captives, but the keeper should have previous experience with large pythons to help ensure safety to both animal and keeper.

They do not attack humans by nature, but will bite and possibly constrict if they feel threatened or mistake a hand for food. While not venomous, large pythons can inflict very serious injuries, sometimes requiring stitches.

This species of snake is one of the few that have documented, but not verified, cases of eating people in the wild.

Via Wiki.

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Video: Puppy takes on rattlesnake, survives to fight another day!

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, celebrity, Chihuahua, chihuahua saves toddler, Colorado, dogs, Fashion Industry, Hero, natural world, News, Odd News, Paris dog, paris hilton, pets, Snakes, Uncategorized, United States, USA, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 24, 2007 at 2:13 am

2307_chihuahua_a_jpg318.jpg The unlikely hero.

 The most famous Chihuahua in the world is probably our friend Paris Hilton’s 3,000 Euro pet/fashion accessory Tinkerbell.

 Move over Tinkerbell

But an unlikely hero has emerged to take that most famous Chihuahua spot away.

And it has the hallmarks of an epic battle of David and Goliath proportions.

A puppy Chihuahua named Zoey is being hailed as a hero after taking on an aggravated rattlesnake who threatened a 1-year-old boy in the backyard of a town in Colorado, USA.

Media Reports:

Zoey was in her master’s back yard, July 12, in the foothills west of Loveland.

Her master, Monty Long, was sitting on his back patio watching his grandson, Booker West.

The toddler was playing by the birdbath when Zoey darted between him and a rock on the other side. The rattlesnake was on the rock.

“As soon as she went in she yipped and came running back out,” Long said.

The grandfather said he ran over and grabbed the toddler, then took him out of harms way. Then, he said, he grabbed a pipe and took care of the snake.

“It was up in the position to strike again,” Long said.

Zoey still has a one inch scar from the attack.

“Her head was the size of a large grapefruit,” said Denise Long, the boy’s grandmother. “You couldn’t tell where her eyes were… just this little button that you could tell was her nose.”

The vet treated Zoey with antivenin and blood plasma. She has since recovered from the snakebite.

Denise Long said she hated to see her dog get bitten, but she’s glad it was the dog and not her grandson.

So is the toddler’s Mom. “I was terrified,” said Lynsie West. “I used to go out on my 4 Wheeler all the time and I’d see them constantly (snakes), but it never scared me as much as it does now. Oooh, it just gives me the chills.”

Monty Long said after everything settled down and the dog was treated by the vet, he had time to stop and think about what happened, and what almost happened. “That’s when the cold chills went up my neck, for about two hours.”

Long said he’ll be keeping a closer eye on his own back yard from now on.

He said this isn’t the first time there’s been a snakebite on his property.

“About four years ago a rattler bit Cherokee (his painted horse) on the nose.”

The quick thinking Long placed a hose in the horse’s nose before it swelled shut. That action, and another call to the vet, helped save the horse.

The Longs said they understand that snakes are part of the landscape where they live.

They said they’re glad that Zoey lives there too.

“She’s not your typical Chihuahua,” Denise said, “she’s not mean; she’s just a sweet little dog.”

Yipes!

One brave little puppy dog…

Make toads eat themselves, say scientists.

In australia, cane toad, natural world, outback, sex, Snakes, sydney, Uncategorized, wild animals, World News on June 4, 2007 at 11:01 pm

The key to control the plague like population explosion of cane toads in tropical northern Australia is to encourage toads to turn to cannibalism, resarch shows.

A discovered was made recently which showed that cane toads have a healthy appetite for their own young, consuming up to 12 other cane toads in a lifetime. Adult cane toads wave one of the three toes on their hind legs, luring in the young who are fooled into thinking it is an insect. The unsuspecting youngster is then eaten.

“We will modify ponds to encourage cane toads to breed in the same place then the toads can control themselves,” Professor Rick Shine’s of the University of Sydney said.

Adults will eat the young, dramatically reducing the number of offspring and, in turn, the number of cane toads mature enough to breed, he said.

“The aim is to concentrate cane toads to provide a much better situation for Australian fauna.

Since their introduction to Australia in 1932, the toads have been a destructive force, poisoning and killing native wildlife and have enough poison to kill a small dog.

A female cane toad can produce up to 35,000 offspring in one clutch meaning that the number of cane toads has reached astronomical levels.

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