Python Bites Snake Handler

By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email
By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email

A snake handler in Florida says she was worried she wouldn't get her hand back after a 14 foot python bit her and tried to drag her into its cage.

The handler was taking the Burmese python out of its cage for the daily snake presentation yesterday at the aquarium when the snake wrapped itself around her arm and waist.

Visitors and aquarium employees kept the nonvenomous snake from pulling the handler into the cage, but the snake didn't release its grip until a police officer zapped it with a stun gun.

The handler says she knew she wasn't going to die, but says it was the ``most scary and painful thing'' that had ever happened to her.

The snake was not seriously hurt by the stun gun.


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