Australia: 3m python bites 5-year-old, wraps around him and throws him into pool

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Incredible adventure for 5-year-old Bosin Australia who was attacked by a python, but managed to save himself. The python bit him, wrapped around his leg and dragged him into a pool, his father told media today.

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Bo was playing by a pool in Byron Bay, eastern Australia, when the three meter long python attacked him from the plants, his father, Ben Blake, told Nine Radio. “I think the python was waiting for a victim, a bird or something, and Bo was found,” he said. The python bit the child, dragged him into the water and wrapped itself around his leg.

The boy’s 76-year-old grandfather ran to his rescue. He dived into the pool to pull it out of the water while the snake was still coiled around him. Ben Blake freed the child from the python and tried to calm it down. “I’m not small, I freed him in 15 to 20 seconds,” he said according to APE-MPE, citing AFP.

The 5-year-old is out of danger

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The boy, now considered a “real soldier”, is recovering well. “Once we cleaned up the blood and told him he wasn’t going to die because it wasn’t a poisonous snake, he was fine,” his father recounted.

Although the pythons are not poisonous, the five-year-old boy received treatment to prevent any infection from the bite.

Describing the events as an ordeal, Blake added that snakes are a fact of daily life in Byron Bay, a popular tourist town and surfing mecca, located eight hours’ drive north of Sydney. “This is Australia. They are everywhere,” he added, clarifying that the python was released and that the “malicious element” immediately returned to the plants, “the scene of the crime.”

Source: News Beast

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