A 38-pound African rock python strangled Duke, a 60-pound Siberian husky, in Florida in a tragic episode. On August 30, the hapless dog drew its final breaths as the serpent coiled around its neck in the family’s backyard. Although emergency services were dispatched, Duke died within five minutes.
It is unknown when the hazardous snake entered the Miami neighborhood southeast of Tamiami Trail and Krome Avenue, where snakes had been breeding. According to the homeowner, her son attempted to save Duke using gardening scissors but failed due to the snake’s strength. Such instances are uncommon in the neighborhood, and the homeowner recommended everyone exercise caution, especially when dealing with young children.
The exact time the python appeared in the backyard of a household living in the southeastern area of Tamiami Trail and Krome Avenue in Miami, where a group of snakes had been reproducing, is unknown.
According to CBS Miami, a distressing occurrence involving a pet python and a dog occurred at the house of an alleged killer. The dog’s owner, whose identity has been withheld, sought to free their pet from the serpent’s clutches by slashing it with scissors.
The blood on the floor, however, was later revealed to be that of the python. Jose R. Rojas, the accused, was charged with the cruel torture and death of his employer and coworker the previous year.