TOP SECRET ANIMAL ATTACK FILES
Special Report filed by AAF
from the Electronic Telegraph
bites snake to save his life
January 11, 2001
A SOUTH African bit his way to freedom after he was attacked by a python that tried to crush him to death near Pretoria. Lucas Sibanda, 57, said that, when he saw the snake on his way to work, "I froze for almost 10 seconds, enough to let it tangle itself around me.
"I decided the only way to save myself from this monster was to bite it just below the head," he told the Star newspaper. He sank his teeth into the python and kicked and punched until it released its grip. Then he killed it with a stick.
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