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  • 8 January 2013, 11:10

Mum saved toddler from snake

An Australian mum had the fright of her life when she woke up to find a huge python wrapped around her young daughter's arm.

Tess Guthrie, from Lismore, New South Wales, was awoken in the early hours of the morning by the sound of her cat hissing.

She discovered that a two metre long python was wrapped around the right arm of her two and a half year-old daughter, Zara.

"I used my phone as a torch and saw the snake. At that moment the snake started constricting, and bit her twice," Ms Guthrie told the Northern Star.

"The third time it really bit her deep, so I grabbed the snake's head and grabbed Zara and tried to pull them apart.

"It was really hard, the snake was very strong. I threw the snake away and run with Zara to my dad's house next door."

The mother bandaged her daughter's arm and cleaned her wounds, following instructions from paramedics over the phone, before she was taken to hospital for a check-up.

Ms Guthrie later contacted snake safety advisor Tex Tillis who found the two metre reptile in a corner of the bedroom and released it into the wild.