Lismore, Australia (TopekasNews) - In Australia, if it is not the dingo trying to eat your baby, it is the python. Australia’s News Network reports that mother Tess Guthrie experienced the ultimate horror yesterday, when she walked into a room to find a coastal python rapped three tiems around her two-year-old daughter, Zara.
Upon seeing the snake, the mother sprang into action. With a rush of adrenaline fueling her muscles, she sprang fearlessly at the snake and grabbed it near the head. Not one to go down without a fight, the snake bit Zara’s hand three times. Undeterred and further angered, the mom doubled her strength to put a major strangle hold on the snake, her powerful love for her daughter forcing the snake to succumb and release its muscular grip from the baby.
In an instant, the mother grabbed her baby and ran for safety. A snake-removal service was summoned to capture the empty-bellied python. Zara was observed and treated briefly in a hospital.
Snake remover Tex Tilllis made light of the situation: “The snake, not in any way, shape or form, had intended to eat the baby –it was trying to have a group hug.” Shockingly, the mother decided to allow the snake to be freed only three miles away from her home. “Not only is she courageous and gutsy, but she’s compassionate.”