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(In Serbia News)   Two puppies devoured by king cobra after falling into well. Sorry, did I say devoured? I meant saved and protected for two days while they waited for help   (inserbia.info) divider line 91
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2013-05-19 11:39:26 PM

Lsherm: Lady Indica: neongoats: Lady Indica: More likely the cobra was lethargic because of being in a dark and cold well. Puppies are warm, the cobra was probably using them as an electric blanket. King Cobras are pretty much apex predators, unless it's a mongoose they don't have much to worry about. And the puppies are a little big for it to eat.

It reminds me of my time living in florida. Coral snakes... the baddest, most poisonous shiat in our entire hemisphere, super common, live everywhere there, and the amount of actual bites that happen are very very small. It's like they exude confidence. "Nothing is going to fark with me that I can't kill with a bite, so no need to stress!".

Yeah coral snakes aren't really high on the aggressive scale. I think king cobras are, but the cold probably had more to do with it than anything I'd guess. I can tell you from living in California, rattlesnakes are aggressive as shiat if you step near them, but generally they won't chase after anyone. You pretty much have to step on them to get bitten.

We live near a river and we have cottonmouths.  They tend to stick to the water or the mud where you don't normally walk, but if you surprise one they get really pissy.

I've never heard of anyone getting bitten by one.  Even though they put up a good front, I think you'd have to really fark with one to get it to bite you.  They usually just slink away after the show.

pedrop357: Like it or not, humans are FAR kinder to each other and other animals than any other animals are to members of their own species or members of another.

I watched the Big Cat Diary and in one of the seasons, a Lion kitten was killed by a wildebeest and the mother ate her own kitten.  At that point I realized if I died alone in the house my cats would probably eat me.

Animals are real assholes.


There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased.  They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work.  Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.
 
2013-05-19 11:43:32 PM
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Cobra Commander, however, hates puppies.
 
2013-05-20 12:02:25 AM

Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.


If you want to be horribly grossed out, google "postmortem predation" for numerous examples.
 
2013-05-20 12:05:17 AM

pedrop357: Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.

If you want to be horribly grossed out, google "postmortem predation" for numerous examples.


I have a friend who does forensics for the local metro police. I've seen plenty of those pics...
 
2013-05-20 12:12:01 AM

Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.


That sounds about right. In both cases.

Cat: Meh, I'm hungry. Here's a whole person! But the good bits are in the cloth, I'll just nibble its lips.

Dog: I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry...
 
2013-05-20 12:23:58 AM
That's not a King Cobra. That looks like a Common Cobra.
 
2013-05-20 12:24:13 AM

Gyrfalcon: Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.

That sounds about right. In both cases.

Cat: Meh, I'm hungry. Here's a whole person! But the good bits are in the cloth, I'll just nibble its lips.

Dog: I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry...


Hyenas will dive head first into an elephant corpse's rectum to get to the good bits.  Horribly, we've bred something out of them.
 
2013-05-20 12:31:40 AM

VTGremlin: How did no one notice a King Cobra in the well ...?


If you've got your king cobra in the well and she doesn't notice, you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-05-20 12:31:48 AM

pedrop357: Am I the only farking sick of these articles that always have a sentiment like "we could learn a lot from these animals" or something similar?

Like it or not, humans are FAR kinder to each other and other animals than any other animals are to members of their own species or members of another. Humans regularly risk their lives to save others they don't know.

Animals routinely kill the offspring of other members of their species.  Hell, the male members of the feline species, those adorable kitties we love, will eat the young of another in the wild. Not always, but far more often than humans kill another person's baby.

Any (carnivorous) animal capable of doing so would have eaten those puppies without a second thought.

We have some things to fix in our species to say the least, but the animal kingdom is the last thing we want emulate.


Don't anthropomorphize animals. They hate that.
 
2013-05-20 12:32:42 AM

pedrop357: Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.

If you want to be horribly grossed out, google "postmortem predation" for numerous examples.


And naturally I had to go there. Thanks for the nightmare fuel.
 
2013-05-20 12:33:45 AM

Farktastic: Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.


A byproduct of hundreds of millennia of domestication. Dogs generally see humans as partners, not food.
 
2013-05-20 12:33:50 AM

fusillade762: Don't anthropomorphize animals. They hate that.


I see what you did there. +1
 
2013-05-20 12:42:53 AM

pedrop357: Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.

If you want to be horribly grossed out, google "postmortem predation" for numerous examples.


Nah. I'm good. Thanks, though.
 
2013-05-20 12:45:08 AM

fusillade762: Don't anthropomorphize animals. They hate don't like that.


/ftfm
 
2013-05-20 12:56:55 AM
I've heard this story used by Christians as proof that we are in the 11th hour and the end of the world is upon us. Something about Lion lying down with the lamb.
 
2013-05-20 12:59:03 AM

trappedspirit: Gyrfalcon: Farktastic: There are numerous documented cases of cats eating the deceased. They tend to eat the face off because getting under clothing would take actual work. Dogs, on the other hand tend to wait until they are starving before eating dead people.

That sounds about right. In both cases.

Cat: Meh, I'm hungry. Here's a whole person! But the good bits are in the cloth, I'll just nibble its lips.

Dog: I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry! Here's a whole person! What should I eat? I'm hungry...

Hyenas will dive head first into an elephant corpse's rectum to get to the good bits.  Horribly, we've bred something out of them.


Biologically, hyenas are closer to cats than dogs.  Both are in the sub-order, while dogs are more closely related to bears, badgers and, strangely, seals.
 
2013-05-20 01:17:32 AM
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Rikki had a right to be proud of himself. But he did not grow too proud. And he kept that garden as a mongoose should keep it, with tooth and jump and spring and bite till never a cobra dared showed its head inside the wall.
 
2013-05-20 01:25:10 AM
That's right. Even a cold-blooded snake cannot resist the cuteness of puppies.

Your move, kittens.
 
2013-05-20 01:57:49 AM
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2013-05-20 02:24:52 AM

LazerFish: Cobra Commander, however, hates puppies.


Cobra Commander is way more buff than I remember
 
2013-05-20 03:32:37 AM
That's not a king cobra.  The hood shape and the color pattern are completely wrong.  Looks more like a monocled cobra or indian cobra to me.

I highly doubt it acted to "save" the puppies.  It also is far too small to eat one.  Of course, it could have bitten one defensively, but cobra fangs are short, puppy fur is long, and dogs can have amazing resistance to snake venoms.  Wouldn't shock me if the pups had been bitten but were asymptomatic.
 
2013-05-20 03:45:49 AM

juvandy: That's not a king cobra.  The hood shape and the color pattern are completely wrong.  Looks more like a monocled cobra or indian cobra to me.

I highly doubt it acted to "save" the puppies.  It also is far too small to eat one.  Of course, it could have bitten one defensively, but cobra fangs are short, puppy fur is long, and dogs can have amazing resistance to snake venoms.  Wouldn't shock me if the pups had been bitten but were asymptomatic.


And, just to complete the buzzkill, cobras (like many venomous snakes) can choose to withhold their venom if they do not wish to kill the target.
 
2013-05-20 04:01:37 AM

juvandy: That's not a king cobra.  The hood shape and the color pattern are completely wrong.  Looks more like a monocled cobra or indian cobra to me.

I highly doubt it acted to "save" the puppies.  It also is far too small to eat one.  Of course, it could have bitten one defensively, but cobra fangs are short, puppy fur is long, and dogs can have amazing resistance to snake venoms.  Wouldn't shock me if the pups had been bitten but were asymptomatic.


The cobra was probably just chilling on them for a heat source.
 
2013-05-20 04:21:10 AM
The real truth is that six puppies fell into the well.
 
2013-05-20 05:16:50 AM
Article written by Google translate.
 
2013-05-20 05:42:42 AM
Lady Indica:  I can tell you from living in California, rattlesnakes are aggressive as shiat if you step near them, but generally they won't chase after anyone. You pretty much have to step on them to get bitten.

Sort of depends where you are. The Eastern Diamondback is far less aggressive than his Western Diamondback relative.  Generally an ED will be gone lone before you get close, as they are not all that territorial. A WD, on the other hand, will often stand his ground and confront you.

I do seem to recall that more people are bitten by ED's than WD's, but that could easily be a function of higher populations of both people and snakes in the eastern part of the US.

When I lived in the East, I was always more afraid of Cottonmouths than rattlers. They are nasty little snakes, aggressive and territorial, and were not equipped with the safety rattle to warn you they are around.
 
2013-05-20 07:02:39 AM
Haven't seen it mentioned, but I was watching a video about another type of snake, can't remember what, but he wouldn't eat a mouse he'd just been 'given' because he was freaked out by the attention from the other side of the glass... Maybe the cobra thought if he went after one puppy, the other would kill him while he was jaw unhinged, trying to swallow the other.
 
2013-05-20 07:49:14 AM

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Thomas, not everything is bullshiat.... stranger things have been reported (not by reliable witnesses).
 
2013-05-20 08:10:53 AM

neongoats: Lady Indica: More likely the cobra was lethargic because of being in a dark and cold well. Puppies are warm, the cobra was probably using them as an electric blanket. King Cobras are pretty much apex predators, unless it's a mongoose they don't have much to worry about. And the puppies are a little big for it to eat.

It reminds me of my time living in florida. Coral snakes... the baddest, most poisonous shiat in our entire hemisphere, super common, live everywhere there, and the amount of actual bites that happen are very very small. It's like they exude confidence. "Nothing is going to fark with me that I can't kill with a bite, so no need to stress!".


It's pretty hard to get killed by a coral snake. They will flee anything much bigger than they are and their venom glands are relatively primitive so they have to work their jaw a little bit to get the juices flowing. Plus they have stumpy fangs. For an adult to be killed by a coral snake you would have to corner it and let it chew on you some. So you would have to be borderline retarded to get killed by one. Not exactly badass.

Cottonmouths are just as common and waaaaaay more dangerous.
 
2013-05-20 08:20:11 AM

casual disregard: Article written by Google translate.


I read the entire article in Mongo's voice...

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2013-05-20 08:28:16 AM
If my ex were around, the king cobra would have bitten her and died in a couple of minutes.  The pups would try to bury themselves in the mud to get away from the demonic biatch, and suffocated.  I really felt bad when Dorothy dropped that hous on her and missed....
 
2013-05-20 08:52:14 AM

metallion: If my ex were around, the king cobra would have bitten her and died in a couple of minutes.  The pups would try to bury themselves in the mud to get away from the demonic biatch, and suffocated.  I really felt bad when Dorothy dropped that hous on her and missed....


reminds me of that Chuck Norris joke in Expendables 2:
I was bit by a cobra, and after 5 days of agonizing pain, the cobra died.
 
2013-05-20 09:19:46 AM

SDRR: [spc.fotolog.com image 500x364]


Thank you, I was starting to feel old. I'll just leave this here...
 
2013-05-20 12:11:53 PM

juvandy: That's not a king cobra.  The hood shape and the color pattern are completely wrong.  Looks more like a monocled cobra or indian cobra to me.

I highly doubt it acted to "save" the puppies.  It also is far too small to eat one.  Of course, it could have bitten one defensively, but cobra fangs are short, puppy fur is long, and dogs can have amazing resistance to snake venoms.  Wouldn't shock me if the pups had been bitten but were asymptomatic.


^^^^^ this (the not a King Cobra part)
 
2013-05-20 12:42:30 PM

John Buck 41: dickfreckle: bearded clamorer: [media.americanfood4u.de image 600x600]

Is there anything it can not do?

I see that my work here is done.

/actually drank one the other day, despite having more options.I have vodak and whiskey at the house, but since I was at the store for an unrelated purpose, the Cobra caught my eye. "F*ck it," I said, and went to town on a 40.

So how was it?
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Frankly, it was terrible. However, in my town it is legal to drink on the street, and I was already at the convenience store.Yeah, there were plenty of name brands but I was in a pissy mood and aiming for the biggest impact. The good news is that I wasn't driving at the time, because that 40 had me meandering down the street like a dumbass. A dumbass with a dog who kept pulling me in every direction. And I'm a pro drinker. When I got home I tried to open the vodak and log on to Fark but ended up face-first in the bed instead.

Next time I will look for Colt 45, just because I'm an Empire Strikes Back fan.

/does Colt 45 even exist anymore?
 
2013-05-20 01:18:28 PM

parazen: That's not a King Cobra. That looks like a Common Cobra.


How'd he get to be King Cobra anyway? I didn't vote for him.
 
2013-05-20 02:11:18 PM
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When questioned as to why he didn't eat the pups, the cobra responded, "It'sss not like I didn't think about it, but c'mon... puppies are adorable. That, and I had just eaten thisss masssive sssnake a few dayss back, ssso I was good to go for a while, and mammalss really aren't on my menu mosst of the time. Dat'sss jusst the hatersss hatin'."
 
2013-05-20 02:28:47 PM
maybe three puppies fell into the well originally.
 
2013-05-20 08:01:09 PM

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Rikki had a right to be proud of himself. But he did not grow too proud. And he kept that garden as a mongoose should keep it, with tooth and jump and spring and bite till never a cobra dared showed its head inside the wall.


That made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Love that movie when I was a kid.
 
2013-05-20 08:58:03 PM

dickfreckle: John Buck 41: dickfreckle: bearded clamorer: [media.americanfood4u.de image 600x600]

Is there anything it can not do?

I see that my work here is done.

/actually drank one the other day, despite having more options.I have vodak and whiskey at the house, but since I was at the store for an unrelated purpose, the Cobra caught my eye. "F*ck it," I said, and went to town on a 40.

So how was it?
[www.bizarrebytes.com image 376x282]

Frankly, it was terrible. However, in my town it is legal to drink on the street, and I was already at the convenience store.Yeah, there were plenty of name brands but I was in a pissy mood and aiming for the biggest impact. The good news is that I wasn't driving at the time, because that 40 had me meandering down the street like a dumbass. A dumbass with a dog who kept pulling me in every direction. And I'm a pro drinker. When I got home I tried to open the vodak and log on to Fark but ended up face-first in the bed instead.


There's a reason I have you favorited as 'loves to drink'.
 
2013-05-21 07:16:34 AM

MmmmBacon: SDRR: [spc.fotolog.com image 500x364]

Thank you, I was starting to feel old. I'll just leave this here...


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