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Giant snake ambushes dog: see how owner reacts

Queensland, Australia – When Michelle van Schouwen saw a snake attack her nine-week-old puppy, she did not hesitate to act.

Michelle van Schouwen hits the snake with a roll of wrapping paper.
Michelle van Schouwen hits the snake with a roll of wrapping paper.  © Screenshot YouTube/ Wolf Hope

Jasper the puppy was playing in his back yard.

Suddenly, a huge python shot out of a bush and attacked the young dog.

The snake quickly wrapped itself around Jasper's body. The puppy was paralyzed, howling for help.

Fortunately, his owner, Michelle, saw the incident. She and her daughter, Mikaela, rushed to Jasper's aid.

"It was just panic, and I just ran. Then I got to the end of the patio, and then I just sort of froze and screamed because I just saw this snake ... the python just wrapping all around him," Michelle told WIN News.

Courageously, she dashed barefoot towards the reptile, slamming a roll of wrapping paper over its head.

The snake wrapped itself around its victim all the more tightly, so Michelle grabbed the python with her bare hands.

Michelle grabs the reptile with her bare hands.
Michelle grabs the reptile with her bare hands.  © Screenshot YouTube/ Wolf Hope

Michelle hurled the snake across the yard, successfully freeing Jasper. After dislodging the python, Michelle and Mikaela's thoughts turned immediately to their injured pet.

"It was very tense. This adrenaline within me, it kicked in, and I just helped out," explains Mikaela. "It felt so long that the snake was wrapped around him, and I'm glad we got to him in time."

Fortunately, Jasper was not seriously harmed by the assault. He ran straight into the house after his owners liberated him and received only minor injuries from the attack, including a bite on his left ear and a bruised lung.

The incident was captured on the van Schouwen's home surveillance camera.

The story has a happy ending for all: Jasper soon regained his normal puppy energy. The snake also escaped the encounter unharmed.

Giant snakes are not uncommon in Australia (symbolic photo).
Giant snakes are not uncommon in Australia (symbolic photo).  © 123rf/Karen Black

The video has gone viral on the internet. Many viewers praise the women's courageous efforts to rescue the small dog from the serpent's clutches.

Cover photo: 123rf/Karen Black

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