Another neighbor paid a visit to Burrito's soon-to-be-grieving owner and saw the snake devouring Burrito.
Salvatore says the snake tried to eat the cat head first, but couldn't do it. "So it moved around and started eating the cat tail first," she describes.Too late, Diane.
She says the snake had already killed the cat by the time her friend, Dianne Turner, came home from work around five o'clock.
Turner called the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, and deputies along with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, responded to the scene.The snake's owner has been issued a warning by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Salvatore says authorities had told Turner she could not kill the snake. "So all we could do was stand there and watch that snake eat the cat," Salvatore says.
As for Turner, she's lost her cherished furry friend. "She loved that cat," Salvatore says, "she really did."Lawsuit to follow.
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