Pet shop owner comes face to face with killer python

A pet shop owner has been rushed to hospital after he was attacked by a 20 foot python whilst he cleaned out its cage.


A pet shop owner has been rushed to hospital after he was attacked by a snake.

Terry Wilkins was cleaning out the 20 foot python's cage when it attacked him and wrapped itself around his body and tried to crush him to death, the Daily Star newspaper reports.

When police arrived, they managed to wrestle the snake off of him.

Lieutenant Greg Rapberger said: "I grabbed its head. We started pulling on the snake - kind of straightening it out.

"At that point in time, Sgt Daron Arnberg - as I'm pulling - he started loosening the coils around the guy and finally the snake came out and we were able to put it back in the cage."

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