Snake found wrapped around baby in his cot
Python had contracted around the foot and had taken a bite
Like many parents, Devin Winans checked in on his sleeping infant in the middle of the night.
His one-year-old baby boy was stirring in his sleep and Winans felt around the crib. To the parent's shock and horror, he found that a python had slithered its way into the crib.
The python's attack on the baby had just gotten under way, as it had gotten ahold of the baby's foot, reports ABC. The snake was contracting around the foot and had taken a bite.
Devin Winans was able to pull the snake off with a blanket. He then noticed his child’s bloody foot and contacted authorities.
So how did a python end up in an apartment in Illinois, USA?
Apparently, a neighbour had kept the snake as a pet.
It wasn’t reported how the snake escaped the neighbour’s apartment or how it ended up in Winans’ apartment. However, the neighbour has been cited by authorities.