|The Carpent Python above, and the Common Boa |
constrictor below may attempt to feed on dogs.
In the USA dogs of all sizes face threats from venomous snakes, but in some other countries, small and medium-sized may run into problems with constricting can pose a health treat to small dogs. A recent news story from Queensland, Australia describes a Shih Tzu /Maltese puppy cross that was left bleeding and dazed after a python attempted to eat him in his backyard. The python had latched on to the side of the dog's face and coiled around the dog's head. The dog was saved, but it is a reminder that constricting snakes may pose a danger to dogs.
The story is available at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-11/sunshine-coast-puppy-escapes-tussle-with-a-python/7022110