After reading about how an Australian mother saved her sleeping 3-year-old from a six-foot python, I have to admit I feel a little lame. This brave mom heard their cat hissing, which woke her up, and she saw that the snake (often called a carpet snake or a coastal python – there’s your learning for the day) was wrapped around her sleeping daughter’s arm. She then grabbed the snake and attempted to pull it off the toddler’s arm. While this ultimately resulted in freeing her daughter, the snake did bite the little girl 3 times.
Thankfully, the girl was okay. And, luckily for the snake, the mother insisted that it be released into the wild and not killed.
The reason I felt lame after reading the article is that I totally freak out when there is a stink bug at my house and while I would totally “rescue” my child from one, I would not be releasing it anywhere. There would have been lots of screaming and carrying on, and it wouldn’t have ended well for the bug. This mom was able to calmly handle a snake and didn’t even harbor any ill will towards it.
- Is this a case of life imitating art?
Also, please note, that once again I can find a Disney reference to a real life situation. It’s a gift.
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