Mum to the rescue after snake attacks sleeping child
Call it adrenaline, call it maternal instinct.
But Tess Guthrie could not say where she found the strength to pry a two-metre python from the arm of her young daughter in the middle of the night.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Ms Guthrie, from Lismore in northern New South Wales, was woken by the hissing of her cat, which had been behaving unusually in the days before the python's appearance. In the darkness she could make out a strange figure in the bed next to her
Reaching for the light on her mobile phone, she found a snake coiled around the arm of her sleeping two-year-old daughter Zara.
Edited by Still Waters, 08 January 2013 - 08:48 PM.
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