Boa Constrictor Wraps Around Ohio Woman, Bites Her Nose

Unnamed woman was rescued by firefighters
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 28, 2017 10:13 AM CDT
A boa constrictor, but not the one with a taste for noses.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face, reports the AP. The unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. The boa constrictor was one of two snakes she had rescued the day before, though the paper doesn't specify how or where. WKYC has audio of the 3-minute, 50-second 911 call, in which the woman cries, "I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face. ... There's blood everywhere. ... He's got my nose."

Firefighters found the woman lying in the driveway of her home with the 5-foot-long snake wrapped around her neck and biting her nose. A firefighter used a pocketknife to cut off the snake's head. The woman was taken to a hospital for apparent non-life-threatening injuries. The woman had 11 snakes, including nine ball pythons and the boa constrictors. (Read more boa constrictor stories.)

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