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Snake catcher’s warning to keep cats inside after python devoured pet sparks outrage from cat-lovers

‘If you love your cat, don’t let it out’: Snake catcher’s warning after finding a VERY full carpet python is met with outrage from furious pet owners

  • A snake-catcher’s post of a cat devoured by a python has caused outrage online
  • Luke Huntley, from QLD, posted the photo warning owners to keep cats indoors
  • Most agreed with the post, but some took the opportunity to slam cat-owners
  • ‘The only good cat is a flat cat’ one wrote, causing a spiral of vile insults to unfold
  • Mr Huntley then stepped in to stress his point was to keep cats and wildlife safe

A snake catcher’s warning for cat-lovers has sparked outrage online after he warned owners to keep their beloved pets indoors.

Luke Huntley, a snake-catcher from Noosa, Queensland, shared a photo of a giant python that had just devoured a domestic cat to his Facebook page last week.

With it, he explained that the owner’s cat had got ‘too curious’ and warned homeowners to keep their pets indoors.

Luke Huntley, a snake-catcher from Noosa, Queensland, shared a photo of a giant python that had just devoured a domestic cat to his Facebook page last week

‘If you love your cat don’t let it out – there’s cars, dogs, people and snakes that can kill them. So keep them in and get an outdoor enclosure for them,’ he pleaded.

‘Not to mention when you keep them in you’re saving thousands of native animals a year!’

While many agreed with Mr Huntley’s view, the post soon turned nasty as some took the opportunity to vent their frustrations with other people’s cats.

Mr Huntley also shared an image of an earlier incident he had attended where another domestic cat had been attacked by a giant python

Mr Huntley also shared an image of an earlier incident he had attended where another domestic cat had been attacked by a giant python

'If you love your cat don't let it out ¿ there's cars, dogs, people and snakes that can kill them. So keep them in and get an outdoor enclosure for them,' Mr Huntley pleaded.

‘If you love your cat don’t let it out – there’s cars, dogs, people and snakes that can kill them. So keep them in and get an outdoor enclosure for them,’ Mr Huntley pleaded.

‘The only good cat is a flat cat,’ one person wrote.

Another reiterated this point, saying the only good cat was a ‘dead cat’.

‘To be honest I like to see the tables turned for once. 1 less cat, 1 fed native animal. That’s 2 positives,’ another person commented.

Others then hit out at the post itself, saying Mr Huntley had ‘villainised’ cats, and pleading people not to ‘hate on’ their beloved pets.

‘Really dislike these kind of posts because it brings out nothing but ignorance in people,’ another disgruntled user added.

The comments section then spiralled as vile insults were flung back and forth between cat lovers and haters alike, and eventually forced Mr Huntley to step in.

'The only good cat is a flat cat': The post soon turned nasty as some users took the opportunity to vent their frustrations with other people's cats 

‘The only good cat is a flat cat’: The post soon turned nasty as some users took the opportunity to vent their frustrations with other people’s cats 

No cat hate: Mr Huntley was then forced to intervene as users flung vile insults at each other. He stressed that his post was designed to protect both domestic cats as well as native wildlife

No cat hate: Mr Huntley was then forced to intervene as users flung vile insults at each other. He stressed that his post was designed to protect both domestic cats as well as native wildlife

In a Facebook video posted the following day, Mr Huntley stressed that his post was not about ‘cat-hate’.

‘It’s about finding a peaceful, constructive solution where the cats win and so does the wildlife – have a think about that,’ he said.

‘I’m disappointed that it turned into a bit of a hate-fest with everyone insulting each other.’

Mr Huntley added that he loves cats and has had several indoor cats throughout his life.

‘This is exactly why I feel strongly about having cats indoors, where it’s safe, or in an outdoor enclosure,’ he said.

‘It’s much better thing, the cat stays safe…and also our native wildlife stays safe – it’s a win-win for everyone and that was the whole point in the post.’

'I'm disappointed that it turned into a bit of a hate-fest with everyone insulting each other,' Mr Huntley said. 'It's about finding a peaceful, constructive solution where the cats win and so does the wildlife - have a think about that'

‘I’m disappointed that it turned into a bit of a hate-fest with everyone insulting each other,’ Mr Huntley said. ‘It’s about finding a peaceful, constructive solution where the cats win and so does the wildlife – have a think about that’

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