At lightning speed, a carpet python jumped out from under a bitter liver bush, pounced on a 9-week-old puppy and quickly wrapped itself around the helpless pet, all captured on video by a security camera in a backyard in Australia.
The incident took place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, last week at the home of Michelle Van Shlowen, whose puppy Jasper was outside taking care of his business.
Jasper never had a chance, as the python’s attack came out of nowhere. The puppy’s cries alerted Van Shlowen and her daughter, who were racing outside.
“It was just a panic, so I just ran out and reached the end of the courtyard, and then I just kind of froze and screamed because I just saw this snake, the python was just wrapping around it,”
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“At that first moment, we used a cardboard roll for Christmas wrapping to try to knock the snake out of it, but we quickly realized that it was useless and we would have to pull the snake by hand,” she said in a description on YouTube. “The python on the carpet didn’t want to let go of the puppy, and the security vision shows how quickly it immobilized our active puppy.”
Van Shloven took the python and spun it until he finally released Jasper.
The puppy was lucky to escape only with a bite to the left ear and a bruised lung, reports the Daily Mail Australia. It would only take minutes for the python on the carpet to suffocate the little dog.
“It [was] very intense, “Mikaela’s daughter told WIN News. “It was so long that the snake was wrapped around. I’m glad we got to him on time. “
Photos provided by Michelle Van Schlouven.
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