An Ohio woman placed a frantic call to 911 after a boa constrictor allegedly grabbed hold of her face and wouldn’t let go, as reported by WTVR.
“I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face,” the 45-year-old said in the recorded call. “Please hurry. He’s biting my nose.”
The Sheffield Lake woman had rescued the 5 1/2-foot long snake a day earlier. By Thursday afternoon, however, the serpent had wrapped itself around her neck and started biting her face, according to CBS News.
The woman claimed she found another snake on Wednesday and that she had 11 snakes in her home.
“I’ve never heard of this before,” the dispatcher says at one point in the call.
Firefighters discovered the bloodied woman in the driveway of her home. Sheffield Lake Fire Lt. Wes Mariner revealed to Cleveland.com that they were forced to decapitate the relentless snake to free the woman.
Paramedics had to take drastic action to remove a boa constrictor that was squeezing a woman and had latched onto her face. Read: http://via.wtvr.com/GbEMcThis is the complete and harrowing 911 call. "He's around my waist and he's got my nose," the woman moans."It still won't release?" the dispatcher asks.
Posted by WTVR CBS 6 News on Monday, July 31, 2017
“The snake wouldn’t release,” Lt. Mariner said. “Because of how close it was wrapped around her, there were no other options, from what I understand.”
The woman was taken by ambulance for treatment. While she is expected to be okay, Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring says that the 45-year-old is traumatized by the ordeal and is reconsidering her snake-collecting pastime.
“I would imagine the bite was very painful so she’s gonna have to put up with that for awhile too. And now she’s gonna have to make a decision on whether she continues to do this. But, we’ll see,” he commented.
The mayor said the boa’s remains were discarded in a dumpster at city hall. On Friday, reporters noticed an empty snake cage in front of the woman’s home.
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