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