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04-17-09, 03:38 AM #1
Man Bites Python
This is why I'm always armed, even while mowing the lawn...
Man bites python
Wed Apr 15, 9:00 am ET
NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan man bit a python who wrapped him in its coils and hauled him up a tree in a struggle that lasted hours, local media said Wednesday.
Farm manager Ben Nyaumbe was working at the weekend when the serpent, apparently hunting for livestock, struck in the Malindi area of Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.
"I stepped on a spongy thing on the ground and suddenly my leg was entangled with the body of a huge python," he told the Daily Nation newspaper.
When the snake coiled itself round his upper body, Nyaumbe resorted to desperate measures: "I had to bite it."
The python dragged him up a tree, but when it eased its grip, Nyaumbe said he was able to take a mobile phone out of his pocket and phone for help.
When his supervisor came with a policeman, Nyaumbe smothered the snake's head with his shirt, while the rescuers tied it with a rope and pulled.
"We both came down, landing with a thud," said Nyaumbe, who survived with damaged lips and bruising.
The snake escaped from the three sacks it was bundled into.
(Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Jack Kimball)
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
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04-17-09, 05:02 AM #2
Revising earlier statement : Snakes are speedbumps for people who don't drive...snake killin' machinery.
This calls for a snake dance :
04-17-09, 08:19 AM #3
And now the snake has a "one that got away" story to tell all his snake friends.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
04-17-09, 09:25 AM #4
I know I wouldn't live anywhere that there are snakes big enough to haul my ass up into a tree!Romans 13:4
For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
04-17-09, 09:37 AM #5
Lew, do have any kinfolk in Nairobi?SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
04-17-09, 11:01 AM #6
Reason #21 why I moved from Texas to Oregon. I've never seen a snake that could kill me. I've heard there is a Pacific Rattler up here somewhere, but I've never seen it.
When I was a kid, I think I killed a Diamondback rattler every few weeks in the spring and summer somewhere around the house.When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
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