An Australian pet owner has had a lucky escape after her pet snake handcuffed her.
The woman on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was handling her black-headed python when it decided to take her in for questioning, wrapping itself around her wrists.
Her housemate raised the alarm at 3am, calling local snake catcher Stuart McKenzie.
McKenzie then made the rescue over the phone, guiding the house mate in removing the slithery captor off its stricken owner.
“After the snake had stopped biting her, it continued to constrict her hands together like you can see in the photo,” McKenzie said in a post to Facebook.
“The guy was very relaxed and kept her calm while he tried to uncoil the snake, but with no luck.
“I then told him that he would have to head-grab the python in order to be a bit more forceful with uncoiling it. I got him to send me a picture (above) of the situation so that I could give them the appropriate advice.
“After about 20 mins on the phone they were finally able to get the snake off her hands safely and back into the enclosure.
“Thank goodness for that! At one stage I thought I was going to have to get in my car and drive over and give them a hand.”