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SYDNEY – An Australian toddler had a lucky escape after being attacked by a python which wrapped itself around the sleeping child’s arm and then began constricting and biting the infant.

Snake handler Tex Tillis said the two-year-old girl’s mother woke at 3:00 am on Saturday to find the 1.85 meter (six foot) reptile attached to her child as they lay in bed in Lismore, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney.

“She saw three coils of what looked like a snake around her baby’s arm. She naturally freaked, but with presence of mind… she went for what she thought was the snake’s head,” Tillis told AFP on Monday.

But in the dark, the mother grabbed the snake below its head, meaning when the animal panicked it had enough room to attack.

“It immediately started to constrict the baby’s arm and to bite the baby,” he said.

“The mother then very, very courageously… pulled the snake off the baby.”

Tillis said the mother did not know the snake was non-venomous when she ripped it off her child and flung it into the corner of the room.

The toddler was taken to hospital but suffered only three superficial wounds, said Tillis, adding that he later took the reptile to visit the child and her mother, who named it Cecil.

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  • http://www.expeditioncruising.com/ Roderick Eime

    The toddler was not attacked. This is a beat-up.

    • andresa igbac

       marunong ka pa sa nanay ng baby.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    son of a biaatch!! that is scary

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Had the snake ended up as “adobo,” then, most probably, the mother is of _______  descent.
     
    A.  Australian
    B.  Chinese
    C.  Japanese
    D.  None of the above.
     
    If your answer is  “D,” please explain.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Kasi po when I tried the dish of fried snake, it was only in da Philippins.

      • mad_as_Hamlet

        LOL!

        If this had happened in the Philippines and the toddler had unfortunately died, then this would have followed:

        A.  A public clamor to ban all pythons from houses..
        B.  A public clamor to have all pythons and their trainers registered..
        C.  VP Binay would  have attended the child’s wake.
        D.  All of the above.

        If your answer is “C” only, please explain.  Otherwise, never mind.

      • WeAry_Bat

         C.  Malapit na po election.

        Atsaka baka distant relation sa…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    I salute the mother! Nawawala talaga ang takot ng isang magulang kapag buhay ng kaniyang supling ang nasa panganib.

  • Donardo Cuago

    The toddler was taken to hospital but suffered only three superficial wounds, said Tillis, adding THAT HE LATER TOOK THE REPTILE TO VISIT THE CHILD AND HER MOTHER, WHO NAMED IT CECIL.
    WTF!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    naunahan ako ni donardo….pero sulat ko pa rin: dinala  ni Tillis ang ahas sa baby at nanay?sa ospital? waaaaaa di kaya nagtakbuhan mga tao dun waaaaaa

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Ang Anak ni Zuma.

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