Boy, 5, rescued from python by dad and elderly grandad

Boy, 5, rescued from python by dad and elderly grandad

A five-year-old Australian boy has survived being bitten, constricted and dragged right into a swimming pool by a python about 3 times his dimension.

Beau Blake was having fun with a swim at dwelling when the 3m lengthy (10ft) reptile struck, his father told an area radio station.

The pair – nonetheless entangled – had been pulled from the pool by Beau’s elderly grandfather and the boy was prised free from the animal by his dad Ben.

But Beau is in good spirits and escaped with solely minor injuries.

“Once we cleaned up the blood and told him that he wasn’t going to die because it wasn’t a poisonous snake… he was pretty good actually,” his father Ben told Melbourne radio station 3AW on Friday in regards to the incident that occurred a day earlier.

“He’s an absolute trooper,” Ben added, saying the family – who’re primarily based within the coastal city of Byron Bay in New South Wales – would monitor the chunk wounds for indicators of infection.

Despite the fortunate escape, the dramatic saga was nonetheless fairly “an ordeal”, he said.

“[Beau] was just walking around the edge [of the pool]… and I believe the python was sort of sitting there waiting for a victim to come along… and Beau was it.”

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

With “no self-preservation whatsoever”, Beau’s 76-year-old grandfather Allan jumped within the pool and passed the boy and snake to Ben.

“I’m not a little lad… [so] I had him released within 15-20 seconds,” Ben said.

Ben then held on to the python for about 10 minutes as he desperately tried to calm his children and his father, before releasing the snake again into the vegetation.

“He went back to the scene of the crime, the naughty thing.”

Ben told the radio station pythons had been a fact of life within the area, about 8 hours north of Sydney, saying “look…it is Australia”.

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