Skip to comments.Mum finds her baby in grip of a python
Posted on 01/07/2013 12:53:54 PM PST by libstripper
A MOTHER woke to find a 1.85m-long python wrapped around her two-year-old daughter yesterday morning. Tess Guthrie, 22, from Lismore on the far north coast, was woken by her cat hissing at 3.30am and discovered the python wrapped three times around her daughter Zara's arm, who was sleeping in the bed with her. At first she thought it was a dream but soon realised the horror and grabbed the snake by the head to pry it off her child, which caused the reptile to bite Zara three times on her left hand.
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If this thing isn't afraid of people or doesn't avoid people, it should have been killed.
What? She let it go. It would have made a fine pair of shoes.
Was watching my neighbor play catch with his son, when he walks over and picks up a 5- or 6-foot-long snake and tosses it back into his front yard.
Astonished, I said, what ya got there? A huge rubber snake?
He said no, it’s real.
A pet python. I asked him, is that thing going to come get you at night?
He swears it won’t happen. I told him I had read more than a couple stories how they (of course) revert to their instinct and attack.
“If this thing isn’t afraid of people or doesn’t avoid people, it should have been killed.”
It’s a snake. Five minutes after being released it had no idea what people even looked like.
“The snake, not in any way, shape or form, had intended to eat the baby - it was trying to have a group hug,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
In your world we would have only people and a few small, boring odd-ball critters.
The guy was right about the snake. If it wanted to eat the kid, it would have bit it first as a anchor point to envelope it.
Carpet pythons amde neat pets, but then in Australia, its illegal to keep any native reptiles as pets.
Needs to post a snake-free zone sign for the bedroom, that will fix it.
Do you live in FL or another state with a non-native species problem with Burmese Pythons? So far here in TN all we seem to have are our native rat snakes, etc.
There are pythons and there are pythons. A lot depends on the species.
Like most reptiles, the amount of real thinking that goes on in their reactions is limited. They pretty much are programmed to do certain things - they react instinctively.
Rock Pythons are bad news. Burmese have better temperaments, but they grow too large.
It was dark grey in color, as I recall.
Tennessee probably ges too cold for them.
People in Florida are foolish. I see a great opportunity for a shoe/handbag/belt business down there. You could sell the meat as a delicacy also.
I don’t know how Aussies ever manage to raise any children to adulthood without keeping them sealed in plastic bubbles. The entire continent is virtually overrun with deadly critters and varmints.
Carpet pythons are the least of their problems. Try, for example, that charming creature, the Sydney Funnel Web Spider, the most lethal of all spiders. See:
Dingos and pythons. Is there anything there that doesn’t eat babies?
The only good snake is a dead one.
When your neighbor has a pet python, it’s time to get a pet crocodile.
Apparently people just look like food. To me, it looks like some interesting hors d'oeuvres and maybe a snazzy belt.
The Drop Bear is another nightmare waiting to attack
Cracked does some great tales of the terrors
living in Australia.
Crocodiles do not take care of pythons. In Florida, a big problem with the python overpopulation is that they eat alligators....and the big gators. Many times pythons are found with gators inside them
OK, you’ve got me. What, in the name of Heaven, is a “Drop Bear?”