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Man bites python in Kenya

A KENYAN man bit a python who wrapped him in its coils and hauled him up a tree in a struggle that lasted hours, Kenyan media said yesterday.

Farm manager Ben Nyaumbe was working over the weekend when the serpent, apparently hunting for livestock, struck in the Malindi area of Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

"I stepped on a spongy thing on the ground and suddenly my leg was entangled with the body of a huge python," he told the Daily Nation.

When the snake coiled itself round his body, Nyaumbe resorted to desperate measures: "I had to bite it."

The python dragged him up a tree, but Nyaumbe was able to take a mobile phone out of his pocket and call for help.

Nyaumbe survived with damaged lips and bruising. The snake escaped.


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