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Mum finds her baby in grip of a python
The Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | MELISSA MATHESON

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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KEYWORDS: baby; bighug; python
Worth while reading to avoid political depression. The mum here certainly forgot any depression she might have had. Might be a bit different in TX with a diamondback. The snake, a carpet python is native to Australia.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 12:54:08 PM PST by libstripper
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But Ms Guthrie insisted that the reptile not be killed and instead it was released back into the wild about 5km from the house.

If this thing isn't afraid of people or doesn't avoid people, it should have been killed.

2 posted on 01/07/2013 12:59:16 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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What? She let it go. It would have made a fine pair of shoes.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 1:03:01 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: libstripper

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.

Yikes.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 1:04:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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“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.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 1:05:21 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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“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.


That about sums it up.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 1:05:28 PM PST by Ymani Cricket ("It is my experience that Senators focus only on pleasing those who fund their campaigns" Obi-Wan)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Interesting perspective.

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.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libstripper

Needs to post a snake-free zone sign for the bedroom, that will fix it.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 1:10:11 PM PST by libstripper
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To: F15Eagle

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.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 1:15:03 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libstripper

Midwest


11 posted on 01/07/2013 1:17:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ZULU

It was dark grey in color, as I recall.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 1:18:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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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.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 1:20:09 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libstripper

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.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 1:30:39 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Ain't that the truth!


15 posted on 01/07/2013 1:41:33 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_funnel-web_spider


16 posted on 01/07/2013 1:48:14 PM PST by libstripper
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Dingos and pythons. Is there anything there that doesn’t eat babies?

The only good snake is a dead one.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 1:54:26 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: F15Eagle

When your neighbor has a pet python, it’s time to get a pet crocodile.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 2:07:58 PM PST by Morris70
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Five minutes after being released it had no idea what people even looked like.

Apparently people just look like food. To me, it looks like some interesting hors d'oeuvres and maybe a snazzy belt.

19 posted on 01/07/2013 2:15:54 PM PST by tbpiper
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The Drop Bear is another nightmare waiting to attack

Cracked does some great tales of the terrors

living in Australia.


20 posted on 01/07/2013 2:15:59 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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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


21 posted on 01/07/2013 2:41:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: Covenantor
Your map missed the Giant Cane Toads:


22 posted on 01/07/2013 3:22:13 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Harold Shea

OK, you’ve got me. What, in the name of Heaven, is a “Drop Bear?”


23 posted on 01/08/2013 5:22:38 AM PST by libstripper
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