Killer Pythons… s..s..s..s
Beware the Killer Pyhons !!!
Recent news stories reemphasize that sometimes were are not at the top of the food chain, but that we are … food.
16 April 2012: “Police in urban Japan probed the death of a man whose body was found next to a 6.5-metre (21 foot) python. Shoji Fujita, 66, was found dead outside his home in Ushiku city, 50 kilometres (30 miles) northeast of Tokyo, with a reticulated python sitting next to him, a local police spokesman said. Fujita disappeared after telling his wife he was going outside to check the temperature of a locked reptile compound next to the couple’s house. After he failed to return, the woman found her dead husband with bite marks.”
6 April 2012: “The Burmese python is not simply a sit-and-wait predator. It has nearly exhausted all the mammalian prey in the Everglades, and has turned to eating birds. Now it is finding the nests and gobbling the eggs.”
27 March 2012: “A statue of the largest snake ever is now on display in New York. The titanoboa snake is thought to be around 60 million years old and is the longest and heaviest to ever have lived! Originally native to what is now Columbia, the titanoboa is believed to have been able to eat a crocodile in one gulp.”
2 July 2009: Police discover pet python that strangled a 2-year-old Florida girl in her crib, killing her. Sumter County Sheriffs office indicated the child died after being attacked by the snake, which belonged to her mother’s boyfriend and escaped from its aquarium.” (Trial began July 2011).
Ongoing: Battle to the death between Pythons and Aligators in the Everglades. Who will win?
To make matters worse, fictionalized spam has also circulated.
Unproven … April 2009 “In Indonesia a giant Burmese Python swallows a full grown man and while the snake was moving away it became stuck between fences and tried to go back and ended up choking to death. The locals of the village found the snake the following day and pulled it from the fences out into the open where it was cut open to reveal the adult male victim. “
(Caveat: We at MIsky advocate the respect of all life and biodiversity. However, this is a horror blog!)