A woman from India with a rather peculiar taste in pets had a 4-meter long python, which she adored. One day, the snake stopped eating. This lack of appetite in the snake continued over a few weeks. After numerous futile attempts to feed it, the woman felt desperate and took her pet to a veterinarian.
The vet listened to the woman carefully and asked “Does your snake sleep with you at night, wrap around you closely and spread out throughout its length?”
The snake owner looked at the vet expectantly hoping for good news “Yes, yes! It does it every day and it makes me so sad because I see it asking something of me, and I cannot help it feel better.”
But the vet’s answer was most unexpected: “Madam, your python is not sick. It’s preparing to eat you.
Every time it creeps and hugs you, wrapping around your body, it’s checking your size to weigh how big a meal you are and how it should get prepared before attack. And yes, it doesn’t eat in order to make enough space to digest you more easily.”
This story comes with a moral – Even people close to you, whom you are very affectionate with, can have mean intentions. Hugs and kisses are not always honest.
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