Man bites python on tail to free it from car engine

NewsflarePublished: November 21, 20171,035 views
Published: November 21, 2017

A brave worker shows off his ‘jungle hack’ to overpower a python by biting its tail.

Cambodian Rahjit Phan, 53, spotted the snake catches struggling to free the python after it crawled inside a car engine to keep warm in Samut Prakan, Thailand on October 9.

The 10ft-long beast hid above the wheel chassis, coiled round the suspension then slithered up into the engine were it wrapped itself parts just below the alternator.

Rescuers spent 90 minutes grappling with the stubborn reptile before Rahjit finished his shift at the nearby factory and walked over to help.

He stunned the seasoned snake catchers by sinking his teeth into the deadly python’s scales - which incredibly caused it to loosen its grip.

With four men pulling the python with all their strength, it eventually came loose after a lengthy three hour tug-of-war.

Rahjit joked that biting python’s tails was an ‘’old jungle trick’’ he learned in his village in Cambodia before moving to neighbouring Thailand for work.

He said: ''This is an old trick we learned in the jungle. If a snake has caught an animal then we can bite it to let the prey escape.''

‘’Just bite the tail and bite it hard. That will make the snake weak. It will always work but nobody should try it unless they’re experienced.''

‘’I’m happy that I could help. This was not a scary snake. I’ve seen some that are very big.’’

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