Python prevented from eating kid ( nature in OZ )

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jack404, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Python tries to suffocate boy, 2, in Port Douglas backyard

    A TODDLER has survived a snake attack in his backyard after neighbours rushed to pull a python off the boy as it tried to suffocate him.
    The boy’s mother told of her terror as she saw the python coiled around the two-year-old and trying to suffocate him.
    She contacted The Cairns Post to share the traumatic event as a caution to others.
    The woman was sitting on her porch when her youngest son moved off to chase after a ball about 7.45pm on Monday.
    "Then I heard this blood curdling scream," she said.
    "The snake was biting his leg and was wrapped around his whole body, to his chest. It started constricting."

    The woman could not pull the snake off her son, but her screams alerted neighbours who ran to help.
    She said the attack happened so quickly and was "very scary".
    The boy was taken by ambulance to Mossman Hospital and then transported to Cairns Base Hospital.
    Queensland Health yesterday confirmed the boy was treated at the hospitals, that he had sustained four bite wounds, and that he was discharged after 24 hours.
    Mossman Hospital staff did not have access to a snake venom detection kit when the boy arrived on Monday night but tests at Cairns Base Hospital confirmed it was a non-venomous snake that bit him.
    A neighbour said it had been a long time since he had seen a snake in the area, adding "we’ll be keeping a very close eye on the dog".
    Another neighbour reported hearing the woman’s screams.
    Marlin Coast Veterinary Hospital veterinarian Rod Gilbert said pythons were more active between October and April when they were on the hunt for food.
    He had never heard of a snake trying to eat a child but said pythons were known to prey on wallabies up to 30kg.
    "I suppose a two-year-old boy is not much different from a wallaby – it could definitely happen," Dr Gilbert said.
    "A snake wouldn’t be able to make the difference between a two-year-old boy and a wallaby, part of their normal prey."
    Snake catcher David Walton said the incident was a timely reminder for residents of the Far North.
    "I’ve never seen it happen before but given the right opportunity it’s certainly possible," Mr Walton said.
    "It’s a bit of a worry."
    Python varieties in the Far North can grow to several metres in length.
    In March, pythons were blamed for killing nine cats in Cairns backyards and experts have said on average there is one cat death per month from snakes.

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  2. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    Jack you can keep all of those snakes there. I go running and screaming like a little girl when I see a snake, doesn't matter how small the snake is. Very glad the child is ok.

  3. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Dingos snatching and running off with a kid. On Fox this morning was video of an alligator eating a lawn keepers mower in Australia, and now this.

    What kinda place ya'all runnin there, Jack?
  4. gad1111

    gad1111 Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Swanton, Ohio
    Hell of a zoo you got down there Jack. I like wild life, to a point but...
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    just the usual , everyone knows ya cant mow lawns before 9 am here .. not on weekends anyway and it is holiday time here so the croc , well.. you gonna tell him he cant ??
  6. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Nope. I've read they can out run a horse for a short distance. With COPD, I'm lucky to run to the can. :)
  7. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    She should of stabbed the snake in the throat. Im sure it would of let the boy go but the panic takes over your thought of what to do at the time when something bad is happening. Atleast the boy is alright. Damn snakes. We got rattlesnakes over here. I kill one about every week at the farm but Im more scared of spiders than snakes especially a black widow spider.
  8. fordtrucksforever

    fordtrucksforever Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    East of DFW
    You mean they havent outlawed Pythons and crocs down there yet?
  9. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    no in fact they are protected ...
  10. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Your government protects the strangest things Jack! They seem to be a little mixed up at times.....;)
  11. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    no not mix up if its dangerous , vile , immoral , a lie or socialist , its protected

    look at the islamic rape gangs here
    the drug dealers
    how some families walk from murder charges , having millions in cash found in their rooves , guns they aint allowed to have that would see anyone not muslim locked up for years

    no its pretty consistant nowdays ...

    there was a attack last night on a store keeper in lakemba who was interveiwed on radio about the sharia law area , they beat him to a pulp , but not a word in the media

    his wife stated he was attacked by 5 bearded men who spoke arabic

    but the media is silent ..

    but if i organise a protective patrol , i'll be called a vigilante a racist and be locked up

    pretty consistant all round eh ..
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