Man bites snake in epic struggle
A Kenyan man bit a python which wrapped him in its coils and dragged him up a tree during a fierce three-hour struggle, police have told the BBC.
The serpent seized farm worker Ben Nyaumbe in the Malindi area of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast at the weekend.
Mr Nyaumbe bit the snake on the tip of the tail during the exhausting battle in the village of Sabaki.
Police rescued Mr Nyaumbe and captured the 13ft (4m) reptile, before taking it to a sanctuary, but it later escaped.
The victim told police he managed to reach his mobile phone from his pocket to raise the alarm when the python momentarily eased its grip after hauling him up a tree on Saturday evening. . . .
“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.”
HT: First Things