A mom rescued her baby from a python after hearing her cat hissing, Daily Mail reports Jan. 6.
Tess Guthrie in New South Wales found the 6-foot snake wrapped around her infant daughter's arm. She thought she was in a nightmare when she witnessed the alarming incident. She tried prying the python off two-year-old Zara, but the snake then bit her daughter three times on the hand.
Tess managed to call for help. An ambulance arrived with a snake catcher arrived at their home a short time later. It was learned by the snake catcher that the coastal python had probably been in the bedroom a few days sleeping. Luckily the snake's bite on the baby wasn't venomous. He said the snake wasn't trying to harm the child, but was looking for a warm spot.
Seeing a python wrapped around a baby would have sent any parent into a state of panic. Zara was treated at the hospital with an antiseptic and went back home with her mom.
A coastal python is also known as a carpet snake. The snake that was wrapped around the baby's arm was released back into the wild not far from their home.