In Sheffield Lake, Ohio, firefighters rescued a woman by cutting the head off her pet boa constrictor after it wrapped itself around her neck and began biting her face.
The name of the woman has yet to be released but authorities said she was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
Around 2 p.m. Thursday, the woman dialed 911 and identified herself as a 45-year-old who owns 11 snakes — all ball pythons except for two boa constrictors she had rescued. She told the dispatcher that the second boa constrictor was in a cage.
When firefighters arrived, the woman was lying in her driveway with the snake wrapped tightly around her neck.
Fire Chief Tim Card said the snake was not only wrapped around the woman but also biting her nose. Rescuers had to cut the snake’s head off with a knife to get it to let go of her face.
A pocket knife was used to kill the snake, which authorities say was 5 feet long.
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