Firefighters had to cut a boa constrictor’s head off with a pocketknife Thursday after it wrapped itself around a woman’s neck and bit her nose.
The woman, who has 11 snakes, was reportedly lying in the street with the snake on her when rescuers arrived around 2 p.m., The Chronicle-Telegram reported.
“There’s blood everywhere,” a 45-year-old Ohio woman can be heard saying in the frantic 911 call, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.
The woman told the 911 dispatcher she rescued the snake the previous day, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.
“It was wrapped around her neck and biting her nose and wouldn’t let go,” fire Chief Tim Card told The Chronicle-Telegram. “They had to cut its head off with a knife to get it to let go of her face.”
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.