Feline First Alert Systems…

python– – We’ve all heard the heroic dog stories, typified by something like Lassie alerting folks to Timmy having fallen in a well.–Well, cats can do some rather helpful things, too! 

An Australian mother in New South Whales heard her cat hissing in the middle of the night, which awakened her and alerted her to the fact that a six-foot-long python was wrapped around her two-year-old daughter’s arm.  The python had repeatedly struck the girl’s hand, but her mother with some effort was able to pull the snake away.  The snake was later found, and at the mother’s request commendably released into the wild.   According to one expert, the snake initially was likely just trying to get warm rather than hurt the child.  The cat unfortunately took off, and hasn’t yet come home.  Discretion, after all, is the greater part of valor…

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3 Comments on “Feline First Alert Systems…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I hope it didn’t become the ophidian equivalent of Purina Cat Chow.

  2. carycomic Says:

    Speaking of reptiles: I just read an on-line obituary for a dwarf caiman that died in captivity…after being confiscated by animal welfare authorities as part of some Miami parolee getting busted for drug possession. Apparently, this South American relative of the alligator was being used as a watchdog for the guy’s marijuana!

    Shades of Elvis Crockett!!*

    *MIAMI VICE reference.

    • vulpesffb Says:

      I remember Elvis! Both Sonny’s companion, that is, and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll…thank ‘ya, thank ‘ya very much!


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