SYDNEY. — A mother awoke to her child’s screams, on Thursday night, and discovered a large python biting down on his head in Macksville, Australia. According to Daily Mail, the boy’s mother, Tammy, grabbed the snake off her son’s face after the animal found its way into their home in northern New South Wales.
The 6-year-old boy, Tyler, was reportedly asleep atop a bunk bed when the reptile slithered onto his bed and repeatedly bit his hand and head.
Upon hearing his screams, his mother rushed into the room, snatched the snake away and called for help. The Telegraph reported that a family friend, Craig Baker, killed the snake.
The photo of the dead snake was posted to Facebook and shared more than 2 000 times. It depicts a man holding the dead snake above his head with its body dangling down to the ground. The post also said Tyler was doing well.
The boy was admitted to Macksville District Hospital on Friday and then to Coffs Harbour Hospital, according to a spokesperson for the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
On Tuesday, a 2-year-old girl died after bring bitten by a Cape cobra in her parents’ bed in a farm outside Beaufort West.