Hungry Snake

snake_in_bedThere was a couple from Florida who owned a python. It was a very large snake and they’ve had it for a while so they did not put it in a cage and they let it be free in the house. The couple started to become concerned when the snake stopped eating. All the snake would do is lay around and occasionally it would slither onto their bed and stretch its body out.

They finally decided to take the snake to the veterinarian because it would not eat anything, even its favorite meals. They doctor did a thorough exam and turned to the couple and said: "You need to get rid of this snake immediately. It has been refusing his food because it’s getting ready to eat you. When it stretches out he’s measuring how tall you are and if he can fit you in his body."


Doreen Howard from Miami, FL

Another Version

Their was a man living in India. He had kept snakes of all kinds but his favorite was his python. The python was big and ate a lot.
The man fed his snake regularly but suddenly the snake stopped eating. He asked the local veterinarian what was wrong with the snake but the vet replied "Snakes are not my best area, I will phone the nearest zoo and get back to you on the matter".

The man let his snake roam around the bedroom as he was defiantly not scared of snakes. The snake just lye down on the bed perfectly straight, still not eating.

The phone rang the next day and the vet shouted "get out of the house quickly!"

The reason for the vet saying this is that snakes starve themselves before a big meal. The snake was sizing up the snake lover to eat him later that same day. The snake had to be put down…

Ryan Smyth from Leeds, ENG

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21 Responses

  1. JP says:

    Give me a break…Never heard anything more stupid

    • Emzi says:

      Snakes do lay beside the feed and they do starve themselves if it’s a big meal read up on it. Also if u google snake eats person ul see the images and stories!

    • unknown says:

      well it’s true.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mathis stuff actually happens this happened to my dads friend. She owned a python too and it she let it sleep with her every night (very stupid) and it started to get bigger and she did the same thing she took it to the vet and they said it was preparing to eat her.

  2. Duke says:

    ehh, that’s gross/stupid:P

  3. Delilah says:

    That’s what happened to my dog, Hurt. Tara ate him. Tara was a snake. She died.

  4. Bob says:

    I’ve heard something like this before, it is true that a snake will starve its self before a big meal, they also size up large prey to see if they are able to eat them.

  5. mary says:

    this is a load of crap

  6. Donna says:

    the snake in the picture was a black headed python . An australian native. They eat reptiles. Sometime small mamals. Definately not people. I keep one here. Ive never seen him streach himself out to see if the rat will ‘fit’. He doesnt eat through the winter. Its the breeding season. They dont eat in the breeding season.

    • unknown says:

      just because the snake in the picture isn’t a human eating snake it does not mean that the snake they are talking about is the snake in the picture. they never said what species it was. they just told us the story. If you don’t believe in the story then don’t bother commenting on it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Try to experiment it all by yourself donna. Let’s see what will happen

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mine is growing still

  8. Anonymous says:

    Is a rat or a mouse faster

  9. Anonymous says:

    The three largest snakes in the world (the anaconda, the burmese python and the reticulated python) are none large enough to consume an adult human. Your collar bones prevent you from being compressed. The only people ever truly documented as having been devoured by a snake were children and severely malnourished people whom were already small. Under 5′ tall.

    • Tracey Dunn says:

      To the persson who said ” dum” , just because a person doesnt know what you or most people know doesnt make them “dum” so dont judge. IT will come back on you one day. As far as the anonymous comment from 8/26/13- My collar bone has been broken in several places. It can be crushed just like any other bone. There are also snakes that have randomly eaten cattle. If they can do that then they can eat a human. Anything is possible under special circumstances so never say never. Its just like Pit Bulls and people saying their dog would never maul someone but it happens and can happen whether the breed is a pit or not.

  10. Missy says:

    This is an urban legend. Anybody who is informed about snakes will immediately identify this is false. No snake measures up its feed. That is the mst ridiculous thing I have ever heard. If that were true, the snake would starve because no prey in the wild would remain still while a predator was “sizing it up.” When a snake is presented with a meal, it attacks it immediately. The name of this website is Urban Legends Online. Come on people…use your brains.

  11. Daniel says:

    This is not true at all. Snakes are opportunist eaters and strike and constrict before deciding whether or not the prey is too big. They do not size their prey up before striking or eating. When prey comes along they will go for it. I have been bit by my snakes before simply because they thought i was prey ( i was stupid enough not to wash my hands after feeding them ) But they stuck and big me due to their feeding response and could smell prey off me.

  12. tiara says:

    This actually happened to my friend… Its a fact not a legend.

  13. Lin says:

    I love snakes and would love to own a big one. FAct: if you want to own a snake that is fairly sizeable like a Brazillian python as example. you need to be strong enough to be able to pull it off of yourself because a constictor of that size can kill you whether on purpose or accident. whether or not it eats you after it kills you is a different questiion I don’t have an answer to.

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