Firefighters rescue woman entangled by boa constrictor

Boa constrictor

Mr Card said the emergency services had disposed of the dead snake in a bin near Sheffield Lake City Hall. Boa constrictors are known to squeeze or "constrict" their prey to death.

Authorities say firefighters rescued an OH woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face.

To the dispatcher's credit, she tries her best to calm down the understandably frightened victim. According to WKYC, rescuers found the woman on the ground on East Lake Road, which is very close to the shores of Lake Erie, according to Google Maps.

No one was home at the house about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, but a glass cage was empty on the sidewalk and there was a small puddle of blood in the driveway. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The woman declined an on camera interview.

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Perhaps this woman should have listened. According to the released audio, she yelled into the phone, "I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face".

After firefighters were unable to pry the snake from the woman's face, a firefighter cut the snake's head off with a pocket knife.

"I've never heard of this before", the dispatcher said, before urging the woman not to move. Two were boas; the rest are ball pythons. After paramedics chopped off the snakes head and uncoiled it from her body, the woman was then rushed to the hospital.

Usually when a 911 dispatcher gets a call, it's about a fall, abdominal pain, or an acute medical problem like a seizure.

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