Australia snake attack: Boy bitten and dragged into swimming pool by 10ft python | World News

A five-year-old boy in Australia has survived being bitten and crushed by a car-length python that pulled him into a swimming pool.

Beau Blake was playing on the edge of the pool at the family’s home in Byron Bay, New South Wales, when the 10-foot (3-meter) snake crashed out of the bushes.

The snake bit the young man, plunged into the water and wrapped himself around one of his legs.

Allan, the boy’s 76-year-old grandfather, rushed to the rescue, diving into the pool and pulling out Bo, who was still entangled with the snake.

Then the boy’s father, Ben, pulled him out of the reptile’s deadly grasp and used it to suppress prey.

“I’m not a little boy… [so] “It was released within 15-20 seconds,” he said.

Despite his ordeal, Beau is said to be in good spirits and escaped with only minor injuries.

Ben told local media: “Once we cleaned up the blood and told him he wasn’t going to die because it wasn’t a venomous snake…it was actually quite good.

“He is an absolute soldier.”

While the snakes are not venomous, the five-year-old was treated to prevent the bite from becoming infected.

Describing the drama, Ben said:[Beau] He was walking around the edge [of the pool]…and I think the snake was kind of sitting around waiting for the victim to come over…and Bo was, too. “

“I saw a big black shadow coming out of the bushes and before they hit the bottom, it was completely wrapped around its leg.”

After freeing his son, Ben held the snake for 10 minutes as it strove to try and calm his children and his father, before releasing it back into the vegetation.

He said, “He’s back at the crime scene, naughty thing.”

Penn noted that eels are a fact of life in the subtropical region, an eight-hour drive north of Sydney, and added: “It’s Australia. They’re about.”

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