Great… another snake on the loose!
Everyone’s been horrified by the terrible story of two little boys killed by a giant python in New Brunswick, Canada. And while there’s no comparison in the gravity of the situations, now there’s a veterinarian in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (just southwest of Philadelphia) who’s missing his 7 foot long boa constrictor!
“The snake is just one of many pets in the household, which includes children, two cats and Rudi, a tiny Morkie dog.”
Here’s the killer quote: “The pets get along famously”….but Snakey eats rats. Hmmmm, rats can weigh as much as 1 pound and Rudi the Morkie is described as very small.
Are people crazy or is it me?
Who would want a pet snake that’s 7 feet long??? Especially when you have other pets in the home who are potential food for the snake?
Pawnation, a well-respected website, has an article about the danger of boas and children – let alone small dogs! Snake bits are very, very dangerous – often deadly – for small dogs as the WebVet.com site points out (the boa doesn’t usually bite however; preferring to strangle its victims).
What do you think? Am I just suffering from a huge attack of ophidiophobia – a phobic fear of snakes or do you agree? Weigh in.