The escaped snake is believed to be an African rock python, a type of constrictor known to kill humans. The Cairns Post said experts believe if Ms Rutland hadn’t intervened, the snake would have eaten her son. Two boys in Canada have been killed in their sleep by an African rock python, Connor and Noah Barthe were at a friend's home, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Python escapes from Canadian pet store and kills two young brothers as, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Rogers-Marsh said: “It's very unusual and very tragic and difficult for everyone involved.”, The town's deputy mayor, Ian Comeau, said Reptile Ocean was licensed to operate and “everything was according to our bylaws, to the provincial guidelines.”. A hero father has described the terrifying moment his four-year-old son was attacked by 15-foot scrub python in the family’s backyard. Emotional 911 Call in Deadly Python Attack Distraught snake owner calls 911 to report strangled Florida toddler. After capturing a python, the snake bites his handler's face and won't let go, threatening the man's life. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Amanda Rutland's 22 month old son Naish Dobson was attacked by a large scrub python on the deck of their rural home at Julatten. Scrub python bite marks on Naish Dobson's arm. are these fears justified or not, i believe they would rather curl up in some corner and wouldn't go near him but am open to any other theorys or advice. Credits: Cambodia Daily Life Youtube Channel. Python Attacks Sleeping 6-Year-Old Boy (Photos) By Brendan Kelly. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, Const. Unable to get the snake away from her son, Ms Rutland called for her father, Ron Rutland, as the snake began to constrict. “He was screaming for a knife.”, 4.2m long scrub python that attacked Naish Dobson on the veranda of his Julatten home. The boys, who were aged four and six, were sleeping in an apartment above their friend's father's pet store. A far north Queensland family saved a 22-month-old boy from the jaws of a four-metre-long scrub python after it latched onto the child while he was playing at the family home in Julatten, north of Cairns. His mother, Tammy, was sleeping in her bedroom, when she … Ms Rutland raced around the corner when she was unable to see her son and she saw her daughter was backing away, staring at her. The father came into the room and found the snake wrapped around the boy’s ankle, trying to eat his foot. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? July 2, 2009, 2:05 PM • 3 min read. The deaths of the boys have been “a shock” and “unbelievable”, Mr Comeau said on Monday evening. Naish Rutland, 22-months, was almost eaten by a python on his veranda. She also believes the snake had been watching her son for a while now, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike, because Naish always plays in the very spot where he was attacked on the veranda. Ms Rutland believes the python that attacked her son had been around the property for about 18 months. Photograph by Bruce Davidson/NPL/Minden Pictures An escaped python … Photo: SuppliedSource:Supplied, Scrub python bite marks on Naish Dobson's right arm. Brave boy fights off python. 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