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(News.com.au)   Not news: Australian mother finds six-foot python in house. News: wrapped around her two-year-old daughter. FARK: mother demands python be released, unharmed   (news.com.au) divider line 52
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2013-01-06 11:05:31 AM
Yeah, we should kill the python because how dare it be a wild animal. In fact, we should kill all animals, they might do similar things.
 
2013-01-06 11:20:44 AM
pythons gonna pyth.  it's the nature of the beast.
 
2013-01-06 11:26:10 AM
Well, to be fair, pythons aren't venomous, so they are probably the least deadly wildlife.
 
2013-01-06 11:33:04 AM
kill -9 python
-bash: kill: python: arguments must be process or job IDs


WTF KILL IT
 
2013-01-06 11:33:53 AM
Am I nuts, or does that stock image not appear to be a carpet pythons? Isn't the pattern normally more ring-like?
 
2013-01-06 11:34:38 AM
The snake was protecting the baby from dingoes.
 
2013-01-06 11:43:30 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: kill -9 python
-bash: kill: python: arguments must be process or job IDs


WTF KILL IT


Need to use "killall python" for it work.
 
2013-01-06 11:44:22 AM
FTA: "The snake, not in any way, shape or form, had intended to eat the baby - it was trying to have a group hug," [Tex Tillis, from Tex's Snake Removals] told The Daily Telegraph.

"Pythons, underneath their bottom jaw they have a row of sensors which enable them to see the world in terms of infrared pictures. So in the dark they're going to see a baby as this warm spot."


Well, okay, it was wrapped lightly around her arm and not tightly around her torso, but they can eat lots of things including kangaroos. See 11 Things Pythons Can Eat (link to graphic photos).

The snake they're talking about is probably Morelia spilota mcdowelli (link).

They don't always eat what's good for them: they'll try to eat poisonous cane toads, which kills them. So I'm not sure it wouldn't eventually have tried to eat the 2 year old girl, which wouldn't be much fun for her whether it succeeded or not. And since they're apparently not anywhere near endangered I'd have eaten the damn snake instead of freeing it. (They tell me snake tastes just like children.)
 
2013-01-06 11:46:02 AM
adenosine:

Am I nuts, or does that stock image not appear to be a carpet pythons? Isn't the pattern normally more ring-like?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-06 11:46:47 AM
A 5 foot python is pretty much a baby itself. It was probably just trying to stay warm.
 
2013-01-06 11:49:52 AM

The One True TheDavid: FTA: "The snake, not in any way, shape or form, had intended to eat the baby - it was trying to have a group hug," [Tex Tillis, from Tex's Snake Removals] told The Daily Telegraph.

"Pythons, underneath their bottom jaw they have a row of sensors which enable them to see the world in terms of infrared pictures. So in the dark they're going to see a baby as this warm spot."

Well, okay, it was wrapped lightly around her arm and not tightly around her torso, but they can eat lots of things including kangaroos. See 11 Things Pythons Can Eat (link to graphic photos).

The snake they're talking about is probably Morelia spilota mcdowelli (link).

They don't always eat what's good for them: they'll try to eat poisonous cane toads, which kills them. So I'm not sure it wouldn't eventually have tried to eat the 2 year old girl, which wouldn't be much fun for her whether it succeeded or not. And since they're apparently not anywhere near endangered I'd have eaten the damn snake instead of freeing it. (They tell me snake tastes just like children.)


Rattlesnake does not taste like chicken imo. It taste odd yet good.
 
2013-01-06 11:50:42 AM
How is this Fark when she's not an idiot American mom?
 
2013-01-06 11:51:36 AM

The One True TheDavid: (They tell me snake tastes just like children.)


Wat.
 
2013-01-06 11:52:24 AM
Python Eating Pregnant Sheep (So that's what it is?)

www.biology-blog.com

Found here (link).
 
2013-01-06 11:52:48 AM

The One True TheDavid: (They tell me snake tastes just like children.)


Never heard that before. Now I want to try them, I'll let you know.
 
2013-01-06 11:56:02 AM
Group hug

tony-wilson.com.au
 
2013-01-06 11:56:03 AM

adenosine: Am I nuts, or does that stock image not appear to be a carpet pythons? Isn't the pattern normally more ring-like?


You're right. It appears to be the lesser-known "1970s-linoleum" python.

/Also available in avocado green
 
2013-01-06 11:56:41 AM
yes because we should let constrictors hang out with babies, cause they are awesome sweet creatures with nothing but the best intentions.

I ain't got nothing against snakes, but you cuddle my baby, bite me three times, and you are turned into a pair of shoes and a belt.
 
2013-01-06 11:59:34 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: The One True TheDavid:

(They tell me snake tastes just like children.)

Wat.


forum.pcinpact.com
 
2013-01-06 12:01:42 PM

theflatline: yes because we should let constrictors hang out with babies, cause they are awesome sweet creatures with nothing but the best intentions.

I ain't got nothing against snakes, but you cuddle my baby, bite me three times, and you are turned into a pair of shoes and a belt.


That's not what's being said at all. Go hyperbolate elsewhere.
 
2013-01-06 12:04:15 PM
This photo might be too graphic for some.

Python Bursts After Eating Gator (link to National Geographic article with photo)
 
2013-01-06 12:04:49 PM
Pic of a snake from my backyard.
I made it into the background image of my Twitter account to scare the crap out of non-Australians. That thing was about two meters long.
We locked the dogs inside, took a bunch of photos and then my mum panicked and called up a snake guy to come and get it, trap it and release it a long way away.
Fun afternoon.
 
2013-01-06 12:15:13 PM
I thought John Holmes was dead ...
 
2013-01-06 12:16:29 PM

Actor_au: Pic of a snake from my backyard.

I made it into the background image of my Twitter account to scare the crap out of non-Australians. That thing was about two meters long.
We locked the dogs inside, took a bunch of photos and then my mum panicked and called up a snake guy to come and get it, trap it and release it a long way away.
Fun afternoon.


She called a snake guy? To come get it and move it politely? You call that panicking?!?

I'd have grabbed something like a weapon and had at the the thing. A hoe. Hedge clippers. "Ah, so HERE's my Walmart machete!" And not from panic, just protecting my own.

Panic would have me peeing myself while making funny faces. I might even run or faint. In short, your mum is more of a man than I am: is she cute too?

Anyway. It's not like such snakes are an endangered species. Kill it! Kill it NOW!
 
2013-01-06 12:21:32 PM
As someone who owned snakes for years I have to say that
A) there is no way that a 5 foot snake (which probably weighs about 4-6 lbs) is going to eat a 2 year old kid who probably weighs at least 18-25 lbs - not gonna happen, and
B) why not let the snake go back in the wild? Just safeguard your home better - lesson learned.
 
2013-01-06 12:25:08 PM

skinink: The snake was protecting the baby from dingoes.


...in the only way it knew how.

/ssssssssssssss
 
2013-01-06 12:31:38 PM

LordOfThePings: Group hug

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2013-01-06 12:31:50 PM

The One True TheDavid: Actor_au: Pic of a snake from my backyard.

I made it into the background image of my Twitter account to scare the crap out of non-Australians. That thing was about two meters long.
We locked the dogs inside, took a bunch of photos and then my mum panicked and called up a snake guy to come and get it, trap it and release it a long way away.
Fun afternoon.

She called a snake guy? To come get it and move it politely? You call that panicking?!?

I'd have grabbed something like a weapon and had at the the thing. A hoe. Hedge clippers. "Ah, so HERE's my Walmart machete!" And not from panic, just protecting my own.

Panic would have me peeing myself while making funny faces. I might even run or faint. In short, your mum is more of a man than I am: is she cute too?

Anyway. It's not like such snakes are an endangered species. Kill it! Kill it NOW!


She was worried it would eat one of her dogs and I didn't want to have a go at it because I wasn't 100% certain it wasn't poisonous. In Australia you assume that anything is poisonous most of the time. Also it was bloody huge, I didn't want to try and kill it because then we'd have a giant dead snake to get rid of and for the most parts they don't really do that much harm.
She called them up because she didn't want us attacking the thing and screwing it up, a wounded, angry snake somewhere on the property would probably be a bad thing and my mum loves her dogs too much to risk it.
The only thing we did was made sure it didn't go under the house, I went out with a couple of rugs and put them around the entrances to the lower areas so it couldn't get there. It ended up hiding in some bushes for the next forty minutes while we waited for the snake guy to show up, grab in there without gloves on and put it in a sack and leave.
 
2013-01-06 12:46:55 PM
I realize that the snake is just being a snake and all, but If I were to walk in on that scene (especially given that it was Australia) that would have been a dead snake. Humans are territorial critters to.

Hypnozombie
 
2013-01-06 12:49:21 PM
My husband was leaving for work one morning (3:30am). He stepped outside, pulled the door closed behind him, and turned to lock the door. As he's putting the key in the lock, he sees something moving in the ground. He pulls out his phone and hits the flashlight app.

There was a small snake, about a foot and a half long, stuck in the door. It had tried to slip in and ended up getting his head caught when the door closed. Hubby pulled out his pocket knife and cut off its head, and then re-opened the door, collected both pieces, and put them in the trash outside before going on to work.

I wake up several hours later and discover a small, dried puddle of blood on the doorstep when I let the dog out. Not really the type to freak out, I take a pic and send it to him with the caption, "Wtf?"

When I finally get the story, he tells me that he didn't want to risk it getting in the house, so he thought it would be best to just kill it where it was. Fine with me, but if it had made it inside the cats wouldn't have rested until they had finished it off.

Anyway /csb
 
2013-01-06 12:55:55 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: theflatline: yes because we should let constrictors hang out with babies, cause they are awesome sweet creatures with nothing but the best intentions.

I ain't got nothing against snakes, but you cuddle my baby, bite me three times, and you are turned into a pair of shoes and a belt.

That's not what's being said at all. Go hyperbolate elsewhere.


I would say the snake having three coils wrapped around the babies arm is defined as cuddling, could have been the around the babies neck.

But whatever, it is cool in your world to let snakes hang out in your babies crib.

Next time I have to make a trip into the Amazon, I will call you so you can hung the snakes I encounter.
 
2013-01-06 12:59:47 PM
www.catholicleader.com.au
 
2013-01-06 01:09:18 PM
The snake was just trying to cuddle in and stay warm. It wasn't hurting anything and only started biting when it thought it was going to die. I'd bite too if I was woke up out of a dead sleep by some giant person grabbing me and trying to drag me somewhere. I would have done the same thing and let it go, far far away from my house.

I understand the "kill it with fire" reaction people have, but not all snakes are dangerous and deserve death. I like snakes, I have a family member that has a 3 foot corn snake which is a small python. Pretty, and very neat to hold and play with.
 
2013-01-06 01:15:52 PM

The One True TheDavid: Actor_au: Pic of a snake from my backyard.

I made it into the background image of my Twitter account to scare the crap out of non-Australians. That thing was about two meters long.
We locked the dogs inside, took a bunch of photos and then my mum panicked and called up a snake guy to come and get it, trap it and release it a long way away.
Fun afternoon.

She called a snake guy? To come get it and move it politely? You call that panicking?!?

I'd have grabbed something like a weapon and had at the the thing. A hoe. Hedge clippers. "Ah, so HERE's my Walmart machete!" And not from panic, just protecting my own.

Panic would have me peeing myself while making funny faces. I might even run or faint. In short, your mum is more of a man than I am: is she cute too?

Anyway. It's not like such snakes are an endangered species. Kill it! Kill it NOW!


But what would Anne Frank do? See I understood pretending to troll when you got caught not knowing a meme, but you'd kill a wild animal just for existing? Because there are plenty more? You'd better hope no one realizes that assholes like you are far from endangered, and uses a machete on you.
 
2013-01-06 01:21:14 PM

Maerow: The snake was just trying to cuddle in and stay warm. It wasn't hurting anything and only started biting when it thought it was going to die. I'd bite too if I was woke up out of a dead sleep by some giant person grabbing me and trying to drag me somewhere. I would have done the same thing and let it go, far far away from my house.

I understand the "kill it with fire" reaction people have, but not all snakes are dangerous and deserve death. I like snakes, I have a family member that has a 3 foot corn snake which is a small python. Pretty, and very neat to hold and play with.


Corn snakes are in no way shape or form pythons ....
 
2013-01-06 01:22:20 PM
Kill a bunch of pythons and you're a hero.
Kill a bunch of people with a gun, and suddenly you're a bad guy.

/trolling on 11
 
2013-01-06 01:30:43 PM
The image is of an Albino Burmese Python.  I owned a 13 footer.
 
2013-01-06 01:34:24 PM

farkyourface: Maerow: The snake was just trying to cuddle in and stay warm. It wasn't hurting anything and only started biting when it thought it was going to die. I'd bite too if I was woke up out of a dead sleep by some giant person grabbing me and trying to drag me somewhere. I would have done the same thing and let it go, far far away from my house.

I understand the "kill it with fire" reaction people have, but not all snakes are dangerous and deserve death. I like snakes, I have a family member that has a 3 foot corn snake which is a small python. Pretty, and very neat to hold and play with.

Corn snakes are in no way shape or form pythons ....


I double checked, and yep you are right: "Corn snakes, also known as red rat snakes, are a large, powerful, and non-venomous constrictor in the genus Elaphe" ....not pythons. Still a constrictor though, and still very cool. :D
 
2013-01-06 01:38:28 PM

The One True TheDavid: Python Eating Pregnant Sheep (So that's what it is?)

[www.biology-blog.com image 350x240]

Found here (link).


How does that happen? Is the eating process so quick that the prey can't get away?
 
2013-01-06 01:51:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-06 02:26:25 PM

Nogale: The One True TheDavid: Python Eating Pregnant Sheep (So that's what it is?)

[www.biology-blog.com image 350x240]

Found here (link).

How does that happen? Is the eating process so quick that the prey can't get away?


They're constrictors. They wrap themselves around their prey to start and squeeze the life out, then they try to eat it.
 
2013-01-06 02:27:45 PM

theflatline: The My Little Pony Killer: theflatline: yes because we should let constrictors hang out with babies, cause they are awesome sweet creatures with nothing but the best intentions.

I ain't got nothing against snakes, but you cuddle my baby, bite me three times, and you are turned into a pair of shoes and a belt.

That's not what's being said at all. Go hyperbolate elsewhere.

I would say the snake having three coils wrapped around the babies arm is defined as cuddling, could have been the around the babies neck.

But whatever, it is cool in your world to let snakes hang out in your babies crib.

Next time I have to make a trip into the Amazon, I will call you so you can hung the snakes I encounter.


Constricting snake around your neck don't work because your neck doesn't constrict every time you exhale so the snake can take up the slack.
 
2013-01-06 02:46:15 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Yeah, we should kill the python because how dare it be a wild animal. In fact, we should kill all animals, they might do similar things.


No need to kill the wild animals. Just put up signs for them to read and if they ignore the signs you can then give them a verbal reprimand. For example, if a fox steals your hat you simply tell them fox that stealing is wrong. Problem solved.
 
2013-01-06 04:36:19 PM
They have so many incidences of snakes in homes that there are snake removal services?
 
2013-01-06 04:56:57 PM
They have so many incidences of snakes in homes that there are snake removal services?

Yeah, a friend of mine in Sydney charges $2-300 per house visit. Most of his calls are actually not snakes, but things stupid people think are snakes, like caterpillars, misplaced rubber hoses, etc., and most of the actual snakes are harmless pythons. However, the reason his job exists is because every now and then it really is a brownsnake or tigersnake that could kill someone very easily.
 
2013-01-06 05:23:13 PM
5-foot snake and a 2-year-old child? The snake was in far more danger from being crushed by the kid. Whole lot of panicky wusses in this thread.
 
2013-01-06 10:03:30 PM

Mock26: PC LOAD LETTER: Yeah, we should kill the python because how dare it be a wild animal. In fact, we should kill all animals, they might do similar things.

No need to kill the wild animals. Just put up signs for them to read and if they ignore the signs you can then give them a verbal reprimand. For example, if a fox steals your hat you simply tell them fox that stealing is wrong. Problem solved.

I have tried this with my cat, and they just barf on your shoes. I hope foxes are more polite.

 
2013-01-07 01:20:05 AM
A five foot long snake? Probably subsists on a diet of RATS at the largest. That's nowhere near big enough to even hit adult rabbits, seriously!

/has a bearded dragon
 
2013-01-07 03:31:37 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Mock26: PC LOAD LETTER: Yeah, we should kill the python because how dare it be a wild animal. In fact, we should kill all animals, they might do similar things.

No need to kill the wild animals. Just put up signs for them to read and if they ignore the signs you can then give them a verbal reprimand. For example, if a fox steals your hat you simply tell them fox that stealing is wrong. Problem solved.

I have tried this with my cat, and they just barf on your shoes. I hope foxes are more polite.


The foxes are indifferent. The grizzlies, however, will eat you and your girlfriend!
 
2013-01-07 12:45:16 PM

Mock26: PC LOAD LETTER: Yeah, we should kill the python because how dare it be a wild animal. In fact, we should kill all animals, they might do similar things.

No need to kill the wild animals. Just put up signs for them to read and if they ignore the signs you can then give them a verbal reprimand. For example, if a fox steals your hat you simply tell them fox that stealing is wrong. Problem solved.


Foxes already know that stealing is wrong.
 
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