Swallowing more than you can chew

Wednesday 13th September 2006

Swallowing more than you can chew

Via BoingBoing: this python swallowed a pregnant sheep and then couldn't move off the road.

Python swallowing a sheep

More info here together with a mention of these incidents:

In July surgeons were forced to operate on a 4m Burmese python after it inadvertently swallowed a queen-size electric blanket.
Humans also have become victims. In 1972 a python in Burma swallowed an eight-year-old boy.
In October last year, a 3.6m python came off second best in Everglades National Park in Florida. The snake, which tried to swallow a 1.8m alligator whole, exploded, said scientists who found the gory remains."

I'm reminded of another incident while I was in Singapore. Across the border in Malaysia, a man was strangled by a giant python which was in the midst of swallowing him whole when people found and killed it.

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On 14th September 2006, at 01:33am PKT, Waqas Toor said:

Yeah :) and same is the case with python programming language ... its is eating more than it use too :) means getting bigger day by day and swallowing other programming languages :)
any way nice hunt

On 14th September 2006, at 13:07pm PKT, Asma said:

Poor sheep ..!

Bravo Python :)

On 2nd April 2007, at 19:49pm PKT, Anonymous said:

thats scary
poor pregnant sheep
sad

On 1st December 2007, at 00:38am PKT, Dalmar said:

Wao! That is unbelieveable. but amazing i fell bad for that poor sheep. I have a Burmese still a baby but she is really agresive is that a normal sign of they get tame with time?

On 13th September 2008, at 16:40pm PKST, symeone said:

we have 2 burmese pythons in our shop, as security, (we also have a smaller anaconda, red tail boa and some other little friends, but they don't add to the security concept). the burmese pythons are really relaxed, and tame, they come out to play around once a week, or we let them play in the office for the entire week-end if we know they aren't going to leave us little packages all over the show. (hence, after eliminating waste, before eating again, they play outside). they are really relaxed, docile, but we treat them with a lot of respect. they are both just under 3m, and we hope to breed with them next year when the female has gained some girth. especially the female enjoys being handled, and she "wags" her tail when she is sitting with you. even the redtail boa is quite friendly, though it has mistaken me for lunch once, and bit the living cadoodles out of me without intending to be hurtful, but you have to choose your time... it's not like a hugry or shedding snake is going to be easy tempered.

On 18th September 2008, at 01:13am PKST, Jayme said:

wow that's a beautiful reticulated python, I guess they get hungry often lol

On 20th November 2008, at 01:51am PKT, briana said:

poor sheep

On 20th November 2008, at 07:20am PKT, Veralidaine Sarrasri Alianne Cooper said:

Yea Python!! I don't really care about the sheep.
(I'm mean)

On 1st December 2008, at 21:41pm PKT, Kirsten LaShae said:

thats weird!!! i hope sumthin like that doesnt happen when i get one!!!

On 6th December 2008, at 08:25am PKT, Tina Marie said:

Hey! Snakes gotta eat too!!!

On 19th December 2008, at 19:45pm PKT, Blahhh. said:

dumb people; you shouldn't move into the snakes habbitat.

On 20th December 2008, at 20:55pm PKT, Anonymous said:

that will die

On 20th December 2008, at 20:55pm PKT, Anonymous said:

that will die

On 21st December 2008, at 03:54am PKT, pickle said:

THAT'S DUMB PEOPLE IN THE EVERGLADES SHOULDNT HAVE LET THEM GO AND WE WOULDNT OF HAD THIS PROBLEM

On 21st December 2008, at 04:00am PKT, 22 24 said:

people in stores should ban these pets dont let them go in the wild here let them go somwhere else or send it 2 a vet where it can put it 2 sleep its oue fault that these animals are killing people and other animals we can put a stop 2 this by putting it in a refuge or wat it says up in th 3rd and 2nd line

On 29th December 2008, at 21:17pm PKT, taker said:

BURMESE PYTHONS, ANACONDAS, AND OTHER ILLEGAL SNAKES SHOULD B BANNED FROM ALL PET STORES.DONT U NO HOW IN SOME PET STORES U HAV MICE OR OTHER SMALLER MAMALS,THEY COULD EAT THEM.

On 11th January 2009, at 21:36pm PKT, Kory said:

They are not illegal unless the city says you cannot have them, which is very rare. These snakes should not be banned, idiots owning them should.

On 20th February 2009, at 20:17pm PKT, analey said:

fucking python that couldve been my best friend lol ha ha ha lol amanda dont get near snakes they might eat yo short ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

On 20th February 2009, at 20:18pm PKT, analey said:

this is how SANTANNA ROLL who ever needs a blow job tell her she got a big ass mouth and if you a beisball player shell do it in a heart beat 1 830 santana

On 21st February 2009, at 06:58am PKT, David Scott said:

I'm starting a Burmese python breeding facility in China to take the pressure off the wild population, which are being hunted to extinction.

I need breed stock. Natural coloured Burmese of breeding age.

Any leads for funding such snakes would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

David Scott, Jiangnan University
Wuxi, China

On 21st March 2009, at 03:45am PKT, Alexa said:

I have a 3year old burmese shes medium not that big and I have a dog but a few years ago I had a chihauha well yeah maddie the snake ate angel my baby doggy so we gave her back I dont want my other dog too be gone !!!

On 21st March 2009, at 03:45am PKT, Alexa said:

I have a 3year old burmese shes medium not that big and I have a dog but a few years ago I had a chihauha well yeah maddie the snake ate angel my baby doggy so we gave her back I dont want my other dog too be gone !!!

On 3rd April 2009, at 21:22pm PKT, markus said:

Lol at the above comment ^^ Owned comes to mind :D

On 6th May 2009, at 07:47am PKST, Anonymous said:

i have a 10ft burmese python and its nice as hell

On 8th May 2009, at 00:56am PKST, Anonymous said:

the albino pythons skin colouring looks like lemon meringue lol

On 8th May 2009, at 00:56am PKST, Anonymous said:

the albino pythons skin colouring looks like lemon meringue lol

On 10th May 2009, at 18:10pm PKST, nita said:

the snake have to eat too.. shouldnt tie the neck like that.. so cruel.. its suffering..

On 18th May 2009, at 19:13pm PKST, Ace said:

I had a burmese python. it was the prettiest snake. i loved that thing

On 2nd July 2009, at 04:23am PKST, Steve said:

WHERE'S THE MINT JELLY !

On 2nd July 2009, at 06:02am PKST, Barry Dillon said:

The snake in this picture is not a Burmese python (as reported) but a Reticulated python!

On 2nd July 2009, at 06:52am PKST, tantor said:

people in the Everglades aren't stupid. They didn't let the snakes go. Pet store owners didn't take them with them during a hurricane and they got blown lose. Several different species have gotten lose to breed this way.

On 2nd July 2009, at 07:51am PKST, Why, Me, Of Course! said:

Ha ha, well, I guess pythons just help with overpopulation.

On 2nd July 2009, at 07:57am PKST, Uncle Slam said:

As a snake killer, I must say it is a thrill to torture these large snakes and then kill them. Usually a ball bearing launched from a slingshot does the trick, although we have also burned and froze them and then broken them like tree limbs....LOL!

On 2nd July 2009, at 07:57am PKST, Uncle Slam said:

As a snake killer, I must say it is a thrill to torture these large snakes and then kill them. Usually a ball bearing launched from a slingshot does the trick, although we have also burned and froze them and then broken them like tree limbs....LOL!

On 2nd July 2009, at 10:10am PKST, raven8474 said:

First and foremost THAT IS NOT A BURMESE! As Tantor said ist is a Retic.

On 2nd July 2009, at 11:24am PKST, murthafuckers said:

It's appalling that some folks think they are normal when they breed and nurture wild dangerous useless animal perhaps for the fun of it or just for show. It's only folks who lack common sense that make pets of such ruthless reptiles until they or someone in their family gets swallowed before they know the true dangers the expose themselves to....

On 2nd July 2009, at 11:36am PKST, DeAr said:

If it can't climb into the car on it's own, it's no pet !!

On 2nd July 2009, at 12:30pm PKST, wholesome_body said:

I wish that python would come to the Philipines and swallow all corrupt government officials!

On 2nd July 2009, at 12:34pm PKST, wholesomebody said:

I wish that python would come to my country, the Philippines and swallow all corrupt government officials so that they would learn their lesson! Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!

On 2nd July 2009, at 13:17pm PKST, charrie said:

...sana lang yong mga nagaalaga ng ganyan klase ng species pakainin nlang mabuti para walang nabibiktimanang inocente at be secure.GOSH!

On 5th July 2009, at 20:04pm PKST, Paul said:

Thats not a burmese python, its a reticulated python!!!!!!

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