Police Officer Stops Python Attack With Butter Knife
Cpl. Shaun Cobb used a butter knife to free a Missouri woman from a 5-foot python that had latched on to her arm.By Ryan Biek | September 27, 2015
A Missouri police officer experienced a new kind of danger over the weekend: freeing a woman from a 5-foot python that was squeezing her arm tightly and digging in its teeth.
The snake reportedly attacked its owner while being moved to a different cage. The Mount Vernon Police Department said on its Facebook page that when Cpl. Shaun Cobb arrived at the woman's house, her arm had started to turn purple from a lack of circulation.
The Springfield News-Leader reports Cobb pried the snake's jaw open with a butter knife just enough to grab its head. From there he uncoiled the snake and placed it back in its cage.