Woman wrestles 1.2m carpet python off Jack Russell pup

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    Jan 7, 2019
    By 9News Staff


    A Brisbane woman has saved the life of her daughter's Jack Russell terrier Alfie, pulling him out of the grips of a 1.2m carpet snake just in time.

    Security cameras show the 12-week-old puppy running past the snake, which attacks in a split-second, quickly winding itself around the tiny dog.

    Carolyn Kong said she didn't think twice before grabbing Alfie and flinging the snake aside.
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    Security camera captures Alfie running over the snake. (Supplied)

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    Moments later Ms Kong appears with another dog, grabbing Alfie and flinging the snake off him before running away. (Supplied)


    "As I grabbed him, I felt the snake wrapped around him," she told 9News.

    "I didn't really think about it. It was quick and it had wound itself (around Alfie)."

    Snake catcher Mitchell Thorburn said he doesn't recommend people handling snakes, in case they turn out to be venomous, but understands pet owners are protective of their furry family members.

    "I wouldn’t suggest it, because it can be dangerous," he said.
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    Alfie, even cuter than he is lucky. (9NEWS)

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    Carolyn Kong. (9NEWS)


    But Ms Kong said "in the heat of the moment, you just have to act and do what you gotta do".

    "He's a sweet little thing and he's a part of our family so, I just had to save him."
     

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