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Enormous Amethystine (Scrub) Python eats family pet dog

A Kuranda couple fears for their children's safety after a 5m python devoured their dog in front of them, just weeks after other snakes killed their cat and guinea pig.

Daniel Peric said he now would not leave his two children, aged five and seven, alone in any part of the house, after the "enormous" python ate his silky terrier-cross Chihuahua about 9pm on Monday.

"Actually watching it unfold before your eyes was pretty gut wrenching," he said.

"We'd had the dog about five years, so it was part of the family."

Mr Peric said in the weeks before, the family had found their cat's body, which looked like something had attempted to swallow it and on Sunday a smaller python had eaten their pet guinea pig.

"When it happens once, you think it's a one-off, but last night I thought "this is serious," he said.

"We have ducted air-conditioning. Call it paranoia, but my big fear i

Added: Dec-24-2008 Occurred On: Feb-27-2008
By: Pro-Logical
Tags: Scrub, Amethystine, Python, Snake, Dog, Cairns, Kuranda, Far North Queensland, Australia,
Location: Kuranda, Queensland, Australia (load item map)
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