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NAIROBI - A Kenyan man bit a python that wrapped him in its coils and hauled him up a tree in a life-or-death struggle that lasted hours.
Farm manager Ben Nyaumbe was working at the weekend near Malindi when the serpent, apparently hunting for livestock, attacked him.
"I stepped on a spongy thing on the ground and suddenly my leg was entangled with the body of a huge python," he said.
When the snake coiled itself round his upper body, Nyaumbe resorted to desperate measures: "I had to bite it."
The python dragged him up a tree but when it eased its grip, Nyaumbe said he was able to take a cellphone out of his pocket and phone for help.
When help arrived, Nyaumbe smothered the snake's head with his shirt, while the rescuers tied it with a rope and pulled.
"We both came down, landing with a thud," said Nyaumbe.
The snake escaped. - Reuters