Cat attacked by python
BLOSSOM the cat had used up most of her lives trying to fend off a large python keen for a tabby snack before her owner came to the rescue with a shovel.
Blossom was lazing in her Triton Court home around 10am last Sunday when suddenly owners Sally and George Humphries heard her cry out.
“I was in the laundry when I heard rustling from the tree and knew the cat was out there and thought she was playing with a lizard,” Sally said.
“I heard her in distress and called to my husband and he ran out and saw a very big python completely wrapped around the cat and she is not small, she is a fully-grown 5kg cat.”
George grabbed the shovel and hit the python, which startled it enough to let go of Blossom.
“I tried to pick it up and I couldn’t it was so heavy, and also the fact I tried to made it tighten its grip constricting Blossom,” George said.
“That’s when I thought I’d give it a knock with the spade - I would like to emphasis the fact I wasn’t trying to harm the snake or anything, I was just trying to make it let go of the cat.
“Its head was in among the cat so I hit the outer body, just enough to make it release her and it slithered off behind the fence into the fauna.
“All I could see was Blossom’s tail, I knew it was pretty big by the thickness, I would say about four metres.”
Blossom suffered a bad bite to her face and some internal damage, but nothing too serious, and underwent surgery on Tuesday afternoon.
“My husband was very brave and it was fortunate I was in the laundry when it happened,” Sally said.
“This is a warning, people need to know what happened because I would hate for anyone else to go through this - I think Blossom has definitely used up another of her nine lives.”