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Missouri Officer Pulls Constricting Python Off Woman's Arm

September 28, 2015  | 

Cpl. Shaun Cobb with the snake he pulled off of a woman's arm. (Photo: Mount Vernon PD)
Cpl. Shaun Cobb with the snake he pulled off of a woman's arm. (Photo: Mount Vernon PD)

A Mount Vernon, Mo., police officer is being hailed as a hero for calmly removing a 5-foot python that sank its teeth into a woman’s arm and began to squeeze tightly Friday.

Cpl. Shaun Cobb told the Springfield News-Leader it was the first “python call” he’s ever had.

“I walked into the house and saw a female with a large ball python coiled up on her arm,” Cobb recalled. “There was discoloration on her arm from the snake’s constriction — it was squeezing down as hard as it could.”

The snake’s owner, Leadeana Oetker, said the 20-year-old python named Baby bit her arm as she reached into its cage to move it to a separate feeding container.


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S.S. @ 9/30/2015 7:49 AM

I've got a ball python and it bit me once. That shit hurts like mother f**ker! But it was my fault. I hadn't fed it for 2 weeks, so I guess it was pissed. Gave Jake his bi-weekly rat and he was good.

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