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Under the headline “Open fried, you’re dead“, and a pictured captioned “You’re hisstory … snake struck at fence after getting in tangle with wires”> the Sun writes:
IT’S fang you and goodnight for this giant snake — as it chomps into an electric fence. Game wardens saw the 20ft rock python bite at the fence after getting its tail tangled on the cables.
After those two sentences, there’s a further pictured, captiond “Oh deer … earlier meal visible…”, and then they continue:
When they slit it open to examine the snake’s bulging belly at the Silent Valley Game Ranch in South Africa they found a whole antelope carcass. A spokesman said: “Usually the snake will hide to digest its meal.” Guess this beast hadn’t adder nuff.
I found it funny. But it really demonstrates that The Sun, for all its faults, still hasn’t lost the groanworthy puns that make it so popular. Good for it.