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Size Matters – 20 foot pet python attacks, nearly kills owner

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by as seen on tv, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. as seen on tv

    as seen on tv Senator

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    http://www.people.com/article/kentucky-reptile-store-owner-hospitalized-after-being-attacked-20-ft-python

    This actually was a “pet store” item for sale. A 20 foot python. Who in the world wants a 20 foot python as a pet? I guess someone who has grown impatient with waiting for his on 10 foot python to put on its next growth spurt.

    Actually, at 10 feet – that’s about the size when owners contemplate releasing their pet pythons into the everglades, isn’t it? At that size, a 10 foot python is no longer satisfied with feedings of the occasional dead rat. They probably want a live goat or pig, right?

    This python bit the shop owner (on the face!) then wrapped its coils around the man’s neck and head, attempting to suffocate him. (“Where’s my goat, you mother#&*@er?”)

    A “friend” tried to dissuade the snake by throwing hot water on it, to no effect. By this time, the man being suffocated was limp and unresponsive.

    Police were summoned, and did NOT shoot the snake, presumably because it was black and unarmed. They uncoiled the reptile and returned it to its cage. The shop owner is now “making progress” in the hospital, and breathing on his own again.

    Local officials are debating whether or not to remove the snake from the pet shop, so that it cannot be sold to the public.
     
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  2. American Patriot

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    Not a real hot idea to hand feed a 20 foot reptile of any kind.
     
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    as seen on tv Senator

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    how many kinds of 20 foot reptiles are there, outside of pythons? crocodiles, maybe?

    people are used to seeing killer whales and lions fed by hand. they have an unrealistic impression of the animal world.
     
  4. American Patriot

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    Sorta like going shark hunting with a pocket knife, not a hot idea.
     
  5. Mr. Friscus

    Mr. Friscus I think, therefore, I poop

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    My ex took a look at that pic and still insisted my "python" was bigger.

    ... my imaginary ex girlfriend.
     
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  6. as seen on tv

    as seen on tv Senator

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    you might be on to something here. maybe guys who have pet snakes are sending a signal about their insecurities?

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  7. Dino

    Dino Operational Overwatch

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    The snake was "unarmed".

    Intentional or not, that is hilarious
     
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  8. oicu812

    oicu812 "Trust, but Verify"

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    was it an assault snake?
     
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    as seen on tv Senator

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    obscure fact - pythons have "vestigial" legs - spurs actually, near the reproductive zone.
     
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  10. Jen

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    Dang!
    Some people are oh-so-proud of having a "pet" like that .......until it bites them in the face.
     
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  11. Jen

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    Dino, you know asot. Of course it was intentional. She knows exactly where to put those funny little zingers for best effect.
     
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  12. American Patriot

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    Next Obama will want to outlaw pets. I can hear him now, we need to confiscate all the pets these things are out of control and no one should have a pet.
     
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    Yep, with an extra capacity magazine. That sucker was sneeky too, it was a sneeky snake.
     
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