From The Electronic Telegraph, London:
ANIMAL ATTACK FILES
Snake Bites Woman in Bed
Wednesday 21 October 1998.
A QUEENSLAND woman awoke early yesterday to find a carpet snake wrapped
around her arm and its teeth embedded in her leg. Katherine Bell, 34, who
was sleeping alongside her daughter Carla, aged six, staggered out of bed,
flailing wildly to free herself from the 6ft reptile, which she threw to
the floor before fleeing the room.
The creature escaped through a door into nearby woods but was later
found by a snake handler. Carpet snakes are not poisonous but can inflict
a painful bite.
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