Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Forum > News & Current Events
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

News & Current Events Discuss Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter at the General Forum; An Australian woman was awoken by her hissing cat early Sunday to find a python wrapped around the arm of ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 04:36 PM
Topcat's Avatar
Not Banned . . . YET!
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wonderful Arizona
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,253
Thanks: 4,695
Thanked 1,593 Times in 1,084 Posts
Default Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
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.

"In my head I was just going through this unbelievable terror, and my thought was that it was going to actually kill her at first, because it was wrapped so tight," Guthrie told the Brisbane Times. "Her little arm was bleeding really bad from the bites, and all I could feel was blood and Zara was screaming by that stage, and I was in hysterics because it was such a shocking thing to wake up to. It was just terrifying."

Zara was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released. The coastal python (or "carper snake") was captured by a local wildlife official and eventually released back into the wild.

"The snake [had] not in any way, shape or form intended to eat the baby," Tex Tillis, who runs Tex's Snake Removals, told the Daily Telegraph. "It was trying to have a group hug."

"Pythons, underneath their bottom jaw, have a row of sensors which enable them to see the world in terms of infrared pictures," Tillis explained. "So in the dark they're going to see a baby as this warm spot."

Of course, snake invasions are nothing new down under.

Last month, a 3-year-old Australian boy escaped injury after a collection of eggs he had found in his Queensland yard and stashed in his bedroom closet "hatched into a slithering tangle of deadly snakes."

Also in December, a childcare center in Darwin was forced to be shut down before Christmas because of a snake infestation. According to ABC Australia, snake catchers who were called in when a baby python was spotted found a nest with 23 baby pythons and 41 hatched eggs inside a wall.

Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News

Now that's another good reason to have a cat.

Last edited by Topcat; 01-08-2013 at 04:46 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 04:49 PM
foundit66's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,225
Thanks: 6,962
Thanked 10,763 Times in 6,322 Posts
Post Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
Now that's another good reason to have a cat.
Possibly a reason not to live in Australia as well...
Yikes!
__________________
"The issue is not the size of government. The real issue is who the government is working for."
- Robert Reich
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 04:50 PM
Manitou's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,514
Thanks: 142
Thanked 2,323 Times in 1,748 Posts
Default Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Hey, Tex boy! Go have a group hug with some Tiger sharks in the Great Barrier reef. Please. Show us how wonderful the beasts are.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 44,869
Thanks: 1,333
Thanked 23,600 Times in 14,572 Posts
Default Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
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.
Considering Australia's healthcare, I'm guessing the python was checking her blood pressure...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 05:20 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,071
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 3,067 Times in 2,072 Posts
Default Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
Considering Australia's healthcare, I'm guessing the python was checking her blood pressure...
Apparently the cat and mother had very high blood pressure there for a while. Tex, not so much.

Quote:
Last month, a 3-year-old Australian boy escaped injury after a collection of eggs he had found in his Queensland yard and stashed in his bedroom closet "hatched into a slithering tangle of deadly snakes."
Sadly that kid could have been me as a kid.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 05:27 PM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 44,869
Thanks: 1,333
Thanked 23,600 Times in 14,572 Posts
Default Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by AzMike View Post
Quote:
Last month, a 3-year-old Australian boy escaped injury after a collection of eggs he had found in his Queensland yard and stashed in his bedroom closet "hatched into a slithering tangle of deadly snakes."
Sadly that kid could have been me as a kid.
Nah...

You would've tried to make an omelet...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,071
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 3,067 Times in 2,072 Posts
Default Re: Mom awoken by cat finds python wrapped around 2-year-old daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
Nah...

You would've tried to make an omelet...
LOL, probably would have been the plan but then I forgot the eggs and...well, snakes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2yearold, around, awoken, cat, daughter, finds, mom, python, wrapped

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0