Earlier this week,
a 3-year-old boy was
bitten and squeezed
unconscious by an 18-foot
"She wasn't trying to hurt him,"
the grandmother said of the snake.
"She just instinctively, as a snake would do, coiled him."
The child's mother stabbed the snake 17
times with a kitchen knife.
"I'm so proud of my daughter," the grandmother said.
"Her mother instincts kicked in."
The snake belonged to a strip club that was being renovated.
The toddler had a few bite marks on his chest--none
according to the grandmother.
"The snake was a good snake," she said.
© Linda Peterson, 2012
Wikimedia photo by Mark Patterson