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December 31, 2011

Freshy-Fresh New Year's Post

So fresh, this story is from tomorrow!
Australia has already seen the New Year. So it will be old and slimy and covered with the webs of poisonous spiders by the time it gets to us. Bastards!

On the other hand, it takes four people to subdue a snake there. Yeesh.

"It was like any other night, half an hour of playtime before bed," Ms Sullivan told The Sunday Mail.

"We were throwing a ball to each other and it rolled behind me, so Kye went to pick it up.

"He then let out that horrible scream where you know something is very, very wrong.

"By the time I got to him, and we are talking a second or two, the snake had latched on to his foot."

The foiled snake then turned on the kid's father and neighbors had to help extricate him.

Kye was then transported to Cairns Base Hospital but he began throwing up, his heart rate dropped and he stopped breathing during the one-hour trip. He was revived using oxygen and was wrapped in a heat blanket.

Cairns doctors took swabs of Kye's wounds and did X-rays to ensure the python's vice-like grip hadn't broken any ribs. Both tests came back negative. Kye was discharged the next day, nursing four bite marks and bruising on his lower left leg.

"We didn't spend that first night at home," Ms Sullivan said. "We stopped in to get clothes but the kids wouldn't get out of the car, so we stayed at my mum's."

Yeah, no kidding. If I lived in Australia I'd probably do that 'don't let your feet ever touch the ground' game that a lot of house cats play.

If you go to the article link, you'll see that this story has an unhappy ending.

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