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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:55 AM

Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

An Australian woman was awoken by her hissing cat early Sunday to find a python wrapped around the arm of her 2-year-old daughter.

Tess Guthrie, a 22-year-old from Lismore, New South Wales, said the 6-foot python was wrapped three times around her daughter's arm.

"I thought I was having a nightmare," Guthrie told a local television news station. "It was only because the cat was hissing that I woke up and saw the snake with its body wrapped around my daughter Zara’s arm."

The toddler was sleeping in the bed with Guthrie, who pried the snake off her. But before she could, the nonvenomous python bit the toddler three times on her left hand.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/python-baby-mom-wrapped-cat-175346395.html

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Reply Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter (Original post)
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #2
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #5
think Jan 2013 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #3
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #6
Kooljas Jan 2013 #4
Romulox Jan 2013 #8
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #10
Kooljas Jan 2013 #29
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #9
lastlib Jan 2013 #32
slackmaster Jan 2013 #11
Arkana Jan 2013 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #14
Arkana Jan 2013 #18
Skidmore Jan 2013 #19
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #37
Skidmore Jan 2013 #40
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #34
maxrandb Jan 2013 #13
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #15
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #20
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #22
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #23
Kooljas Jan 2013 #30
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #33
maxrandb Jan 2013 #38
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #39
maxrandb Jan 2013 #41
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #42
treestar Jan 2013 #16
tradecenter Jan 2013 #17
jpak Jan 2013 #21
Quantess Jan 2013 #24
ecstatic Jan 2013 #25
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #35
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #36
dkf Jan 2013 #27
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #28
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #31
JCMach1 Jan 2013 #43
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #44
JCMach1 Jan 2013 #45

Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:00 AM

1. scary

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:02 AM

2. I am assume this snake wasn't a pet, right?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:05 AM

5. From what I can tell, no. "The coastal python (or "carper snake") was captured by a local wildlife

official and eventually released back into the wild."

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:07 AM

7. Article says the snake was released back into the wild so probably not a pet /nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:04 AM

3. Good kitty.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:06 AM

6. Usually Yahoo comments are a cesspool. But I liked this one: "Get that Kitty some Catnip and a

velvet pillow!"

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:05 AM

4. I pictured the kitty gingerly pawing at the woman's face.

 

Until i read, "hissing".

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:11 AM

8. Cats are extraordinary animals. Smarter than dogs, imo, but 5x as stubborn! nt

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Response to Romulox (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:17 AM

10. Having 2 of them at home this cracks

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:59 AM

29. Kitten

 

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:13 AM

9. Yikes. Even python bites can be nasty.

They're not venomous, but they do have a mouth full of sharp teeth.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:53 PM

32. and they don't brush them regularly!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:17 AM

11. Good kitteh!

 

A six foot python is dangerous especially to a small child.

But an eight foot python is a whole lot worse. For a year I lived in a house that had two of them. Fortunately they were nice, most of the time.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:17 AM

12. Fucking snakes.

FUCKING snakes.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:20 AM

14. Are you saying you've had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this

motherfuckin' bed?

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:28 AM

18. I HATE SNAKES, JOCK!

I HATE 'EM!

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Response to Arkana (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:33 AM

19. I hear you and I used to be able to tolerate

sharing a planet with them. However, several years ago we lived in a farmhouse briefly in which we discovered that we had bullsnakes, some of them quite large, for housemates. I was never so happy to move out of a place in all of my life. Now I get the heeby-geebies just thinking about it.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:00 PM

37. Bull snakes can definitely scare the hell out of you.

They can get fairly big (though not as big as a python), and their primary defense tactic is to pretend to be a rattlesnake. They have a hiss that sounds like a rattlesnake rattle, their markings are close to rattlers', and they coil up in the same way rattlers do.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:48 PM

40. I startled one coming around into the hall from the kitchen one day.

My husband is morbidly fearful of snakes and his reactions to seeing one were sometimes more heartstopping that running into it myself. I just don't care to live in the same space with snakes.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:17 PM

34. C'mon! Show a little backbone, will ya. N/t

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:20 AM

13. Is the NRA calling for a cat in every home?

Just think of all the deaths and crimes that have been stopped by kitties!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:22 AM

15. The "NCA" is having a press conference this

afternoon.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:33 AM

20. That's great... Is it Sox?

I'm figuring that cat at least had one press photo op!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:35 AM

22. I think so. BTW not even he was able to escape the insanity of the 'Puke Congress.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:52 AM

23. !!!

He didn't have opposable thumbs!!!!

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Response to Kooljas (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:15 PM

33. Now those are terrifying! nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:20 PM

38. They can have my tabby

when they pry it from my cold dead hands!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:23 PM

39. I'm sure your tabby says the same thing about his human. "From my cold dead furry paws!!!" :-p

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:49 PM

41. Point being

we don't need more guns...we need more cats!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:52 PM

42. Indeed. I also had to edit to add the word "sure". I did not mean to imply

I was your tabby that would be weird...... not to mention scientifically awesome (if true)!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:24 AM

16. Go cat!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:26 AM

17. Good Kittah.

 

Cats are very smart animals.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:34 AM

21. Crikey!

Good kitteh

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:53 AM

24. Good kitty!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:56 AM

25. omfg! nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:57 AM

26. Snake: An animal that no one not living in isolation without kids need. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:38 PM

35. This was a wild snake that got in the house, not a pet.

But I'd agree - if you have little kids you shouldn't have large constrictor-type snakes as pets.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:55 PM

36. Depends on the snake.

I'm not particularly concerned about a foot long garter snake, for example.

Six foot pythons are problematic, and rattlesnakes definitely don't make good pets.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:58 AM

27. Cats rock!

 

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:59 AM

28. Yay for the kitties!

They make life worth living.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:08 PM

31. I remember reading that one theory of why cats were domesticated was that they alert on snakes

in the house.
I'm impressed that the hissing woke up the mother.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:58 PM

43. my old cat saved my daughter getting bitten by a baby

Rattlesnake... she was following my daughter on a path between our houses in rural florida. She pounced growled and attacked the snake in site just inches from my daughter's bare feet.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:33 PM

44. Your post title says

"my old cat saved my daughter getting bitten by a baby" which startled me a bit until I read the text.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:27 PM

45. lol... baby rattlesnake

posted on my mobile... it sometimes screws stuff up...

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