December 12th, 2007
Cat recovering from snake collar
A Tasmanian cat has used up at least one life learning that it's not all right to attack native wildlife.Usually, Jelly the cat kills birds. But when Jelly bit a snake, the snake bit back, twisting itself around the cat's neck like a necklace.
The cat's owner, Wendy Wallis, was playing with her children in the backyard when she noticed the cat was walking towards her with something around its neck.
At first Ms Wallis thought the cat was carrying a bird.
"Jelly was about half way up the backyard when I realised it was a snake, and then it was panic stations, because all the children were outside,' she said.