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This horrifying image of a puppy being strangled by a python was posted by a woman.

The woman and her Royal Python live in Granada, Spain. She is under investigation by the animal protection unit of the Guardia Civil.

A volunteer at a local animal shelter saw the picture after reading about a snake for sale.

Not sure why the woman felt is was a good idea to post the death of a puppy online.

The worker then went undercover and asked the woman about the puppy in the photo.

The woman admitted that she fed the snake birds, kittens, and puppies.

Thanks to the dedication of the shelter volunteer, the woman could now face felony animal abuse charges!

Take a look at this disturbing image

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Can you believe – all this was done by a volunteer? Talk about dedication! Royal pythons can live up to 30 years in captivity.

They are the most popular pet snakes in the world!

Share away, people.