Video: Cops Save Woman From Massive Python Coiled Around Her Leg in Home

by Halle Ames
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A woman in Australia had a police officer pry off a massive python that was coiled around her leg on Thursday after finding the snake living in her home.

The woman that lives in Queensland, Australia, found the snake that was estimated to be between six to nine feet long living in her house.

According to the woman, her cat first finds the python and corners it. Are cats scared of anything?

Then, she tries to rescue the serpent when it decides to wrap around her leg. In the video, the woman is not overly concerned. Despite having a massive snake on her leg, she is calmly working with the police officer.

I can tell you how we would have responded to this situation. It doesn’t involve staying calm or trying to save the slithery monster living under the same roof as us. If we’re being honest, we’re probably freaking out.

This woman, on the other hand, has likely done this before. However, when the woman police officer arrives, she says in amazement and potential confusion, “You’re petting the snake.”

“If I had a friend over, I could’ve sorted it,” the woman stated, apologizing to the officers.

The fearless officer grabbed the python and started to unwind its “vice-like grip,” said the Queensland Police. However, the woman holds the snake’s head in her hands as if she was holding a harmless garden hose.

Once the officer fully removed the animal from the woman’s leg, she asked if she would like help returning it to its cage. Nonchalantly, the woman said that it wasn’t hers, instead responding that “it’s wild,” while picking up the massive snake and placing it in her yard.

Australia’s Python Species

This species of python can grow up to 10 feet long and eat small mammals, birds, as well as lizards (and probably human toes).

There are 15 different types of pythons that live in Australia. They make up 25 percent of all the snakes that live in the country. According to Australia’s national park services, pythons have an affectionate nickname: Backyard Buddies. The Carpet Python is also the most common of Australia’s python species. Additionally, they are typically found in Queensland.

This type of python is shy and non-poisonous. That being said, people should try to keep their distance. In addition, they have “curved backward-facing teeth that do give a painful bite.” Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun.

Keeping our distance from these giant scaly serpents will be no issue for us. Luckily, Australia is pretty far away.

[H/T Newsweek]