BILL COSBY SENTENCED 3 TO 10 YEARS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
JOIN THE WEBSLEUTHS DISCUSSION

Oregon cop battles 12-foot python to save pet store owner

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Dark Knight, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

    Messages:
    21,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A pet store owner is calling a police sergeant a hero for saving her from the coils of a 12-foot Burmese python doing its best to turn her into a meal.

    Teresa Rossiter had reached into a cage Thursday to show the huge snake to a customer when it bit her right hand and coiled around her left arm to throw her to the floor.

    A friend who happened to be at the store kept the snake off her neck and body while police were called. And when Sgt. Ryan Nelson rushed into the store, he was ready to kill the snake with his knife.

    But Rossiter asked him to spare the expensive python, so Nelson put on gloves and pried open the snake's mouth to free Rossiter's hand.

    Two responders from the Eugene Fire Department helped unwrap the snake, which was eventually returned to its cage.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080419/ap_on_fe_st/odd_python_attack;_ylt=Aj60qRH1jYmSn7qxOgort9as0NUE

    Rossiter suffered dozens of puncture wounds, but she, the sergeant and the python were fine.
     
  2. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

    Messages:
    4,831
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    :eek: There is no way I would ever get NEAR a snakes mouth...or any part of it for that matter!
     
  3. wildTrose

    wildTrose New Member

    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That wasnt a very good sales pitch! lol
     
  4. Eire

    Eire New Member

    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm guessing the customer took a pass on the snake. :eek: The cop did a great thing. I'd have passed out and then gone all fetal in the corner, snakes are my own private hell.
     
  5. dingo

    dingo Former Member

    Messages:
    13,720
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Shudder
     
  6. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

    Messages:
    16,021
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow - what a story, DK.
     
  7. Blondieskatz

    Blondieskatz Active Member

    Messages:
    1,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    That would have been my last dealings with snakes if I was that pet shop owner.
     
  8. Pepper

    Pepper Former Member

    Messages:
    4,778
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I thought those things belonged in zoos and that it is illegal to own them as pets??:confused:

    The only good snake is a dead snake.
     
  9. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

    Messages:
    21,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not pythons. You can buy them at any pet store. Only poisonous or exotic snakes are illegal to own.

    And snakes are beneficial, whether it's eating insects or rodents.
     
  10. Jules

    Jules Former Member

    Messages:
    8,860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    But not when eating human limbs. :eek:

    I would have died right there... snakes are my own worst enemy. Deathly afraid of them.
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice