Pet pooch rescued from jaws of giant 11ft python in scenes like alien movie

A woman described the moment she saved her dog from the jaws of an 11-foot snake as “like an alien movie.”

Amanda Taylor was walking her two-year-old Pomeranian, named Ferrari, at the Noosa Wood dog beach in Queensland, Australia.

Amanda, who had two other dogs with her at the time, said she heard a sudden yelp from behind her, before turning around and seeing little Ferrari in the clutches of a giant carpet python.

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"I looked down and I just couldn't believe my eyes," she told ABC News. "This snake had … just grabbed my little dog on the head … and then just wrapped around him really quickly."

Fearlessly, Amanda grabbed the snake by the tail and started shaking it in a bid to free her pet.

"All of a sudden [the snake] started unraveling and the poor dog went flying up in the air and running off down the beach.

“It was just unbelievable how fast it happened,” she said, “it was like an alien movie."

Witnesses later told how they didn’t at first realise Amanda was holding a huge snake and just thought she had picked up a tree branch.

It was only when Amanda cried out that people realised what was happening.

One witness, Kristy Lee Williamson, told ABC News that she grabbed a stick to help free the poor pooch, but before she could fully react Amanda had already got the dog back.

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“[Amanda] acted so quickly," she said. "I would hate to think what might have happened had it been just like a few seconds longer… it just felt like she really nailed that situation and saved her dog – she was like Steve Irwin."

Amanda said after she had shaken her dog free of the python’s jaws, she threw the snake as far as he could towards a nearby river.

She then picked up the injured pup and wrapped him in a towel.

He had suffered two puncture wounds, one on his ear and another just below his eye. She rushed him to a vet and he’s now on a course of antibiotics.

Carpet pythons, which are common in Australia, mainly prey on small mammals, birds, and lizards – with several incidents of carpet pythons devouring domestic cats and small dogs have been reported in the past.


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