A father has rescued his five-year-old son, Beau Blake from a python who bit the boy in a swimming pool in Australia.
Ben Blake said he was enjoying a swim with his son at home when the 10ft python attacked his son.
According to him, their grandfather, on sighting their struggle with the python, pulled them from the pool and free the boy from the animal.
Mr Ben said his son who escaped with minor injuries is in good spirit.
“Once we cleaned up the blood and told him that he wasn’t going to die because it wasn’t a poisonous snake, he was pretty good actually.
“He’s an absolute trooper,”.
”Despite the lucky escape, the dramatic saga was still quite “an ordeal”, Ben noted.
According to him, his son, Beau was just walking around the edge of the pool and he believed the python was sitting there waiting for him to come along.
“I saw a big black shadow come out of the bush and before they hit the bottom, it was completely wrapped around his leg.”
He said his 76-year old grandfather Allan, jupmped into the pool and passed the boy and snake to him and without hesitation, he held on to the python for about 10 minutes as he desperately tried to calm his children and his father, before releasing the snake back into the vegetation.
Ben added that pythons were a fact of life in the area which is about 8 hours north of Sydney.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tersoo Nicholas