Pythons have been known to be kept by South East Asians as ornamental purposes. We have this mindset in the community that pythons aren’t as dangerous as other snakes, as it is not venomous. However, we sometimes forget that pythons are as deadly as venomous snakes.
Hence, the amount of pythons being kept as pets at home, just like that newly-wed back in January with a pair of python as their dowry. Some even slept with their snake python! They’re fortunate that their pythons don’t attack them, but not for this Vietnamese man, though.
In the clip, the man can be seen peeking through a cage box that contains the python in his backyard. When he opened the cage, he was immediately attacked by the larger-than-man python on his face. At first, the woman carrying the child tried to pull him away in hopes the python would let his face go, but seeing that the python had a tight grip on the man, she called out for help.
In just a matter of seconds, three people came rushing to help him out. They struggled in prying the python’s jaw off his face and one man even tried hitting the python’s body with what seemed like a cleaver, but to no avail, the python was still gripping hard on the man’s head. Their last resort was to again pry, and lessen the python’s grip pressure on the man’s head by using a piece of clothing.
When the python had finally let go of the man’s head, it could still be seen slithering across the yard that sent shivers to onlookers. Lucky enough for the man, there were others around at that time to help him free himself from the python’s jaw – else he could’ve ended up as the reptile’s meal.
Were you amazed at how tight the python’s jaw grip on the man’s head was? That a python might not be venomous like we mentioned earlier, but it’s strong jaw can stretch its mouth up to 4 times the girth of its body! Which means, their mouths open up to 150 degrees and sometimes even more.
They also attack their preys by gripping on their body and suffocating them before swallowing them whole. So, dear readers, maybe try not to keep exotic pets that can kill you next time, or at least be extremely careful when you do!