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Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor

Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor

"I've never heard of this before", the dispatcher can be heard saying to emergency responders. "Ma'am you have a what?" the stunned dispatcher replied.

The woman was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

It turned out she had more snakes in her home.

Card said the snake, which the woman said was around five feet in length, was biting the woman's nose and just wouldn't let go.

The snake would not let go and was biting the woman's face.

The 45-year-old reportedly has 11 snakes - all ball pythons, except the two boa constrictors she had rescued Wednesday.

No one was home at the house about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, but a glass cage was empty on the sidewalk and there was a small puddle of blood in the driveway.




Usually when a 911 dispatcher gets a call, it's about a fall, abdominal pain, or an acute medical problem like a seizure.

She'd rescued the snake the day before.

"Please hurry", the frightened woman, who has not been identified, is heard telling the 911 dispatcher.

"I'm just really pleased with the paramedics response and you know the thought, to think that quick to take out a pocket knife. obviously he had to destroy the snake but he had no other choice", said Mayor Bring.

Card said officers later disposed of the boa constrictor in a garbage bin close to City Hall.

"I would imagine the bite was very painful so she's going to have to put up with that awhile, too".

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