Woman attacked by python at home
26 March 2015, 14:14
Johannesburg - A Lephalale woman has been left traumatised after being attacked by a four-metre python in her home, according to reports.
Saturday morning started just like any other for Janet Prinsloo, who had just taken a shower, got dressed and was ready to start her day.
Netwerk24 reported that in her room Prinsloo felt a strange feeling around her leg.
It was a terrible constricting feeling, a traumatised Prinsloo said.
The 44-year-old mother said when she looked down she saw a snake wrapping itself around her leg.
She tried to free herself using both her hands, but the snake’s grip tightened.
During her struggle, the snake had bitten her and she was bleeding.
Prinsloo told Netwerk24 after a great deal of struggling she managed to free herself.
After throwing a pillow at it, the snake slithered under her bed.
Her 9-year-old son James Botha and his friend Martin Olivier, who were home at the time, heard her screaming and ran to the room.
James then ran to fetch Prinsloo’s fiancé, Brent Birk, who rushed to the house and tried to stop the bleeding from her leg.
He then rushed her to hospital, where she showed the medics what kind of snake it was through snake ID cards.
Birk then rushed back home saying he was going to kill the python, Prinsloo said.
Due to the traumatising incident Prinsloo has sought counselling.