Honestly, who says cat owners don't do irony?
A family has called for a change in the law after a 13ft (4m) Burmese python crushed and ate their cat.
Four-year-old Wilbur, who lived with his owners in the Brislington area of Bristol, was apparently ambushed by the reptile in a neighbouring garden. Owners Martin and Helen Wadey said they heard "blood curdling cries" which they knew were being made by their pet. They said they were unable to prevent Wilbur being eaten alive by the snake, which a neighbour keeps as a pet.
Their ruthless killing machine gets eaten by another ruthless killing machine, and suddenly they want a change in the law. Me too, Mr & Mrs Wadey.
The following quote made stuff come out of my nose:
A[n RSPCA] spokeswoman said: "The snake was scanned and we can confirm that a [cat's] microchip was found inside. The [snake] owner was issued with a written warning about appropriate housing and care equipment. We can't know for certain that it was Wilbur, but it is very, very likely."
Lends a whole new meaning to the phrase cat scan.
I do hope the python is all right.