A 'massive, thick snake' tried to eat my best mate

Cassie the dog after she was found with a python wrapped around her neck.
Cassie the dog after she was found with a python wrapped around her neck.

WHEN Jeff Lowe woke in the middle of the night to the sounds of his best mate of 15 years screaming, the actions he took next saved a life. 

"I opened the door to find a python wrapped around my dog's neck - fully," he said.

"All I could see was this massive, thick snake around its neck. There was no motion from the dog at all, totally still.

"Panic set in."

Jeff and his housemate leapt into action, Jeff grabbing the mid-section of the snake's body, his housemate the tail. 

"And we yanked and pulled at it for a little bit," he said.

"During the struggle one of it's (the snake's) teeth got lodged into my finger here and sliced it open."

They managed to free the dog from the snake's clutches, but the little dog was lying motionless, with no signs of life. 

Refusing to give up, the two men started doggie CPR and brought the pooch back from the dead. 

Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie said he was blown away when he got the call from Jeff to relocate the snake from his Caloundra home on Thursday.

He filmed Jeff's recount of the incident and shared it to his Facebook page, The Snake Catcher 24/7 TV.


"This is incredible," he said.

"This has never happened to me before, and I've never experienced a call-out like this before."

Jeff spent the night in hospital after "copping a few decent bites to his hand and fingers from the snake. 

The snake was relocated - safe and well - to bushland where Stuart said "he can lead his life out there eating wildlife not pets".

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