Fat cat named Garfield meets tragic end after being eaten whole by huge snake

A fat ginger cat known as Garfield met a tragic end when he was been eaten by a gigantic 8ft python for lunch – with the stuffed reptile recorded on video being taken away.

In the clip, a huge snake is sleeping off its meal with a swollen stomach.

The overweight ginger cat had provided the feast, according to local media.

Footage then shows animal controllers arrive at the scene and use metal poles with claws to move the reptile into a cage and relocate it to a more rural location.

The python ate the cat in the courtyard of Block 92 on Henderson Road in Singapore when it was spotted by residents.

The "Cats of Redhill" Facebook page broke the news, saying: "One of our well-loved fat community cats has been eaten by a python this morning.

“Do not abandon your cats. If you can, please consider adopting our community cats."

It is not clear how the snake managed to catch the cat, which are normally quite agile animals, but the reptile may have used its natural camouflage and pounced on the unfortunate moggy while it was sleeping.

A woman, who said she knew Garfield, added: "For those wondering, the animal control took the python away. It was about 2.5m long from what I saw."

Leaving a crying emoji, a second person commented: "Send my condolences to the residents who raised Garfield RIP."

The oversized snake was later taken away by local park wardens who placed it in a container.

Pythons are native to Singapore and have increasingly adapted to life in urban areas where they prey on rats and increasingly cats.

Singapore Animal rights group Acres (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) said that because cats were so curious there was always a risk that they might get too near to the snake and end up as a meal.

But they pointed out it was a natural part of the ecosystem in the city saying: "We feel sorry for the loss of the beloved cat.

“It is unfortunate but these are some of the risks community animals will face in our urban landscape.

“They are all animals trying to survive."

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