A five-year-old Australian child who was a bit, strangled, and dragged into a pool by a python approximately three times his size has managed to survive.
According to his father, Beau Blake was swimming at home when the 3 m (10 ft) long snake attacked.
The youngster was freed from the animal by his father Ben after Beau’s elderly grandfather dragged the pair from the pool while they were still intertwined.
Beau, though, is in excellent spirits and managed to get away with only minor wounds.
His father Ben spoke to Melbourne radio station 3AW on Friday about the event that occurred the previous day. “Once we cleaned up the blood and informed him that he wasn’t going to die since it wasn’t a dangerous snake… he was actually pretty good,” Ben said.
“He’s an unbelievable trooper,” Ben continued, adding that the family, who are living in the New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay, would watch the bite wounds for indications of infection.
The dramatic adventure was nonetheless quite “an experience,” he remarked, despite the fortunate escape.
I think the python was sort of waiting there for a victim to come along, and Beau was it. [Beau] was just strolling around the edge [of the pool].
Before they reached the bottom, a large black shadow that I had seen emerge from the bush had completely encircled his leg.
Beau’s 76-year-old grandfather Allan dove into the pool and handed the boy and snake to Ben without exercising any self-preservation at all.
I’m not a little lad, so I had him out in 15 to 20 seconds, said Ben.
Ben then desperately tried to soothe his father and his kids while holding the python for around ten minutes before releasing it back into the bush.
“He returned to the crime scene, the wrong place.”
Ben said, “Look…Australia. its Pythons are a feature of life in the area, roughly 8 hours north of Sydney.”