Snake On The Loose

PythonA large python has been on the loose in Bristol, Pennsylvania for the past couple of weeks. There were initially two pythons that were on the loose, but one, a 9 1/2-foot albino Burmese python, was caught on Wednesday. Officials believe that the pythons are escaped pets.

Residents are scared because one of the pythons apparently has eaten one of the neighborhood cats. The owner of the dead cat believes that the python is underneath her house where she was raising seven kittens. She said that now she can only account for four of the kittens. Residents are worried about their pets and children. Authorities are continuing to try and catch the python.

(Thanks Dana)

8 Responses to “Snake On The Loose”

  1. JJ says:

    Just as I said earlier..WHY are these snakes legal as pets in this country???
    Why are animal welfare groups silent on this subject? The most common casualties of these snakes are cats and kittens…people’s beloved pets.

  2. Donna says:

    If I thought for a minute a python was under my house,it would be me or the snake.I would lay odds on me. My nick name is “mama cougar” when it come to protecting my loved ones.

  3. petslave says:

    Years ago I was showing homeless pets up for adoption at a pet store for a small local shelter. A teenage boy came by & asked if we had free kittens. I went through the usual line of adoption fees & contracts, & he answered “Oh, never mind, I just need some free ones to feed to my snake”. A new one on me, but now I know it’s out there.

  4. Captn' Carl says:

    I am a pet lover, but the line between pet lover and whacko has to be drawn somewhere. Predatory animals are NOT pets. Smarten up huh!

  5. catmom5 says:

    I hope the woman has rescued the remaining kittens from under the house so the snake doesn’t get any more of them!

  6. furry herbalist says:

    Captn’ Carl- FYI, cats are predatory animals, so are dogs. In fact, any animal with forward facing eyes is a predator. Are you suggesting these are all unacceptable as pets?

    I do agree that humans should not be kept as pets, tho. Way too much trouble!

  7. aniya says:

    thats sad i love animals exspecially cats i have 3…..that is just mean…..i hope they catch that crazy snake….

  8. SnakeLover says:

    All mammals, including your beloved pet cats and dogs, are predators and maybe more so than reptiles. I have had dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, gerbils, squirrels, chipmunks, hamsters, rats, ferret, lizard, and snakes for pets. All of them at some point has killed another animal, because that is nature! I buy and feed frozen rats to my pet boa constrictor who was born in captivity and is a pet as much as my pet dogs. The fact is all animals, unless they are vegetarians eat other animals! I love my snake just as much as I do my dog! A dog can do just as much physical damage as a snake! That does not make me a whacko!!

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