An elderly nun was lucky to have survived a snake attack after being rushed to hospital.
Chin Darachan wandered from her bedroom to an outside bathroom in rural Rayong province, Thailand, when she was attacked by a 26ft-long python outside a temple.The snake lunged at the 3ft 9in 85-year-old when she opened the door – sinking its fangs into both her legs before she could escape.
It then began wrapping itself around her.
Monks who also live within the temple grounds heard Chin’s screams and raced to the outhouse to save her.
They attacked the python with pliers and forced the deadly reptile away from the nun.
Chin, who has now returned to the temple with bandages on her legs, said: ‘I opened the door to the bathroom and saw a large snake lying down. I could not escape.
‘The python jumped at me and bit my legs. It was too fast and tightened itself around my calves.
‘I was in shock and called for help from the monks and laymen. I could see them using steel pliers to get the snake out.’
Monks caught the python and stretched it out on the ground.
They estimated its size as eight metres.
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