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Woman fights python with a knife to save pet dog in Hong Kong

Published on May 11, 2014 1:23 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - A woman used a pocket knife to fight off a huge Burmese python which attacked her dog while out walking in a Hong Kong country park, a report said on Sunday.

Ms Courtney Link told the Sunday Morning Post the five-metre snake had coiled itself around her 24 kg mongrel Dexter last weekend.

"When I suddenly saw the snake's head, I just started stabbing furiously", Ms Link said, adding she resorted to using the knife only after hitting the serpent with her fists had failed to make it release the dog.

The snake finally loosened its grip and slithered away, leaving the dog with bite wounds on its chest and legs.

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