Nine feet-long python gobbles up cat in Gujarat village, rescued

The python ventured into the backyard of a house located in Vejalpur village on Tuesday and after chancing upon a cat there, it tried to swallow it.

Published: 02nd October 2019 06:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2019 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

A huge Indian Reticulated Python

Representational Image (Express Photo by D Sampath Kumar)


VADODRA: A nine-feet-long python strayed into the backyard of a house in Gujarat's Vadodara district where it gobbled up a chubby cat, but later coughed it out. The reptile was rescued by a forest guard with the help a local NGO.

"The python ventured into the backyard of a house located in Vejalpur village on Tuesday. It chanced upon a cat there and tried to swallow it," forest guard Vijay Parmar said. Some locals spotted the huge snake and alerted the forest department following which Parmar and a volunteer from local NGO Wildlife Rescue Trust rushed to the spot.

"The python, which was hiding behind a heap of wood, tried to swallow the cat, but then found it too big and spat it out," Parmar said. He added that after hectic efforts for about an hour, the reptile was rescued and later released into a forest.

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