A python slithered into a family's back yard and crushed their pet Husky to death as they watched in horror.
The 10ft long African rock python wrapped itself around the 60lb dog, named Duke, as it exercised in the garden in Florida.
The family desperately called 911 as they watched the horrific attack unfold in front of their eyes.
The owner, who refused to be named, said her son tried to wrestle the snake from the dog's neck and slashed at it with garden shears.
She told CBS Miami: "He tried to take away from neck with his hands, his bare hands.
"It was so strong, he couldn't do it. He ran out inside, he got gardening scissors. He tried to cut it off. It didn't work."
Sadly the Husky died before emergency services arrived on the scene.