WARREN COUNTY, Mo. — A massive snake on the loose in rural Warren County near Jonesburg, Mo., was finally caught Tuesday morning.
Snakes are common in the area, but not a 14-foot, 7-inch, 160-pound Burmese python, KTVI reported.
The snake was first seen over the weekend after it went after a man’s poodle. Other neighbors reported two dogs and three chickens vanishing.
On Tuesday morning, a woman woke up to her St. Bernard-Labrador mix barking in the yard early Tuesday morning.
“I was terrified,” after seeing the snake, Pauline Horstdaniel said. “I got my husband out of bed. He’s out there in his underwear with his gun.”
Troy Horstdaniel called his father, who killed the snake with two shots from a shotgun.
“It’s a shame that animals have to be killed because somebody just didn’t care about it,” Larry Fahrig said.