Greedy South African python eats family’s goat in one mouthful

Greedy South African python eats family’s goat in one mouthful

- Esidakeni residents were recently given the shock of their lives when they awoke to the sound of one of their goats bleating in distress

- A South African python had slithered into the family’s livestock area and swallowed one of their young goats whole

- Local snake expert, Fanie Cilliers, came to the rescue and safely removed the python from the family’s residence

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The Makobani family, who live in Esikadeni, were woken up last week to the sounds of one of their goats in a panic.

When the family went over to the animal enclosure to investigate, they found a massive python busy ingesting one of their goats.

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Instead of panicking, the Makobanis kept cool heads and contacted a local snake expert, Fanie Cilliers.

Greedy South African python eats family’s goat in one mouthful

Photo credit: Ladysmith Gazette
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Fanie and his son arrived soon thereafter at the Makobanis’ goat pen and safely removed the gigantic snake from the area.

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The snake was slow and bloated, with the outline of a young goat clearly wedged in its stomach.

According to the Ladysmith Gazette, this is the 208th python that Fanie has removed from the greater Esidakeni area in the last 6 years.

Briefly.co.za learned that Fanie never charges the locals for his snake removal service, as he wishes to protect the South African python, which are declining in number due to local culling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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