People have always cared for animals and kept them as pets. And as it is most likely that they opt for cats and dogs, some people decide to open the doors to their hearts and homes for unusual pets such as fennec foxes, chinchillas, spiders, and snakes among the rest.
The issue with keeping a wild animal as a pet is exactly that, they are wild in nature an their instinct will always prevail.
The following story has been circulating on Facebook for some time now, but it’s always a nice idea to get back to it.
Namely, a woman was keeping a python as a pet for some time. She loved being around it and even let it sleep with her at night.
Over time, however, the snake stopped eating. Weeks have passed by and as the owner got concerned for the pet, she took it to the vet’s to see what the problem might be.
After a thorough checkup, the vet concluded that there was nothing wrong with the python. On the contrary, it was perfectly healthy.
He then went on to ask the woman some questions. Among the rest, she said that the snake, which was 7 feet long, would snuggle really close to her and stretch.
Hearing that, the vet said, “Ma’am your snake is not sick, he has been preparing to eat you. He’s been sizing you up everyday so he knows how big he has to be, and not eating so he has enough room to digest you.”
This came as a shock to the poor woman, but not much is known whether she gave her pet away or simply decided to keep it and sleep in a separate room.
According to Cornell Professor Dr. Harry W. Greene, it only takes a couple of minutes for a python to coil around their prey and squeeze them until they’re dead by preventing blood going to the brain and the lungs from expanding.
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