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85_Ciera_Rebuild
04-16-2009, 07:22 PM
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan man bit a python (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE53E3D020090415) who wrapped him in its coils and hauled him up a tree in a struggle that lasted hours, local media said Wednesday.

Farm manager Ben Nyaumbe was working at the weekend when the serpent, apparently hunting for livestock, struck in the Malindi area of Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

"I stepped on a spongy thing on the ground and suddenly my leg was entangled with the body of a huge python," he told the Daily Nation newspaper.

When the snake coiled itself round his upper body, Nyaumbe resorted to desperate measures: "I had to bite it."

The python dragged him up a tree, but when it eased its grip, Nyaumbe said he was able to take a mobile phone out of his pocket and phone for help.

When his supervisor came with a policeman, Nyaumbe smothered the snake's head with his shirt, while the rescuers tied it with a rope and pulled.

"We both came down, landing with a thud," said Nyaumbe, who survived with damaged lips and bruising.

The snake escaped from the three sacks it was bundled into.

Tuddi
04-16-2009, 07:48 PM
It was only 4 meters long (12 ft). I can't see how it would pose any real danger to a grown man (unless it was a very small and weak man). Last time I was in the jungle, there was a 4 meter long Anaconda for us to "play" with (photo-shoots). Even though those are just one long muscle, I can't understand how it could pose a threat to a grown person. Impossible... in my opinion. A child yes... but...

85_Ciera_Rebuild
04-16-2009, 08:05 PM
4 meters long (12 ft)

Muffy takes the U.S. python length title (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13566379/)

Giant Florida snake resists measurement, but tape finally tells tale

Muffy measured in at 22 feet, 1/4 inch long — enough to take the title of largest Burmese python on display in America away from the Bronx Zoo's Lulu. The New York snake had been advertised as being 19 feet, 6 inches.

85_Ciera_Rebuild
04-16-2009, 08:10 PM
I can't understand how it could pose a threat to a grown person. Impossible...

'Very mysterious' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7999909.stm)

Supt Katam told the BBC the officers had wanted to shoot the snake but could not do so for fearing of injuring Mr Nyaumbe.

"If it wasn't for the villagers and officers who helped him, he would have been swallowed by the snake over the Easter holiday," said Supt Katam.

He added: "It's very mysterious, this ability to lift the man onto the tree. I've never heard of this before."

The police officer said they took the snake to a sanctuary in Malindi town but it escaped overnight, probably from a gap under the door in the room where it was kept.

"We are still seriously looking for the snake," said Supt Katam. "We want to arrest the snake because any one of us could fall a victim."

Tuddi
04-16-2009, 08:29 PM
"We want to arrest the snake...."

"This is the police! You are under arrest! Put your..... err... tail on the hood of that car!"

85_Ciera_Rebuild
05-13-2009, 05:56 AM
It was only 4 meters long (12 ft). I can't see how it would pose any real danger to a grown man...

Well....its not the size that counts


A Taiwanese man became a sitting target for a snake, which bit his penis (http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/odd/5560170/toilet-snake-attack-urban-legend-comes-true/) as sat on the toilet at his rural home, local media reported.

"As soon as he sat down, he suddenly felt a knife-like pain and reacted instinctively by standing up," the China Times said. "When he looked down, he saw the big snake."
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Local television images showed the black and yellow reptile, reportedly a species of rat snake, being uncoiled and plucked slowly from the toilet bowl.

Techfizzle
05-13-2009, 12:59 PM
how can a snake DRAG a grown human being up a tree??

85_Ciera_Rebuild
05-13-2009, 07:04 PM
how can a snake DRAG a grown human being up a tree??

Ask one of Obama's relatives in Kenya...people tend to be skinny over there, btw

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