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Huge python makes a meal of 11 dogs

A 7.1-metre-long python swallows at least 11 hounds, protecting a fruit orchard in Malaysia.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2007 20:08 IST

Guard dogs protecting a fruit orchard in Malaysia have met their match -- a 7.1-metre-long (23-ft-long) python that swallowed at least 11 hounds before it was finally discovered by villagers.

"I was shocked to see such a huge python," orchard-keeper Ali Yusof told the New Straits Times in an article published beneath a picture of the captured snake, which was almost long enough to span the width of a tennis court and as thick as a tree trunk.

Villagers did not harm the snake, which was tied to a tree then handed to wildlife officials, the paper said on Friday.


First Published: Jan 27, 2007 20:08 IST