To the surprise of all - and I do mean ALL - was what came out of a large black plastic container that was carried on to the stage by Kevin and Dalton Taylor with help from others. A "poodle as a python" - an 18-foot Reticulated Python named Dora is what appeared when the lid was opened. Dora won 1st Place in the scariest category but did not return for the award ceremony - something about it being too hard to get Dora back into the box, as if someone would argue with Dora. By the way Kevin and Dalton donated their winnings to the Dog & Cat Shelter saying something about Dora not liking the dog food. In addition to the entry fees, raffle tickets were sold and deposited into containers next to various items on and around the stage from which winning tickets would later be drawn for those items. Items like two hand crafted dog houses, pooper-scoopers, and the like.