A 'tannie' from Louis Trichardt in Limpopo was heartbroken following a huge snake eating her dog, after slithering into her home in the early morning hours.
Snake catcher and environmental expert Frikkie Venter posted a picture on Facebook, holding the humongous Python.
According to Venter the snaked found its way into the 60-year-old woman's lounge, which also served as her bedroom, at 3am and ate her dog.
YEN.com.gh gathered the woman resides on a farm, and was aware of the snake, which was usually in the fruit orchards.
Venter said the woman saw the serpent at her front door late Saturday afternoon, which led her to call her dog and close all the doors.
But, News24 reported the lady failed to close her lounge windows. It was believed the snake came in through the window during the night.
"She was suddenly woken up in the early hours of the morning when she heard her dog whining when the snake bit him.", Venter explained.
He added everything happened at such a rapid pace and she could not do anything to save her dog.
"You cannot kill this kind of snake because it is wild and because it’s on the list of protected species," he said.
Venter said he released the 3.5m long snake, which weighed about 50kg, on another farm, far away from humans.