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A little over a year ago, newspapers around the world reported the story of an unusual encounter that ended in tragedy.
In headlines “Python eats the family’s pet Chihuahua,” news reports told how an enormous python stalked a family’s dog for days and then one day swallowed the dog whole in front of two small children. The Peric family, living near the town of Kuranda, in Queensland State, Australia, had already lost a cat and a guinea pig to the sixteen foot-long python a few weeks earlier. Now the python, happy with the sources of nourishment it found at the Peric home, had eaten the little dog it had been actively stalking for a number of days.
A report from the Associated Press on CBS news.com quotes Stuart Douglas of the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda who was called in to get the snake after it devoured the dog. “The family that owned the dog had actually seen it in the dog’s bed,” he told the news service. This was a sure sign that the python was after the dog, he said. “They should have called me then,” Douglas said. But the snake got away and three or four days later, after the dog had been consumed by the python, Douglas was called by the devastated family. Perhaps they thought he could still “rescue” the dog from inside the python? But as Douglas explained, the python first squeezes its prey to death before swallowing it whole. The dog would have suffocated within five minutes in the deadly squeeze according to zoo manager Todd Rose.
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