British Woman Wrestles Python to Save her Dog

Pet owners will go to all extremes to save their beloved four-legged family members.

Recently, we shared the story of a 73-year-old man who punched a bear in the face to force the animal to release his Chihuahua. And then there was the Florida resident who fought an alligator that had captured her little dog.

Now joining their ranks is Stacy Tucker. Tucker and her friend Colin Dyson were walking their dogs, including five-year-old Pippa, in the Hong Kong countryside when Pippa, who had run ahead, was captured by a python. Tucker reported she could barely see her beloved dog as the three-meter python had tightly coiled itself around her.

According to the South China Morning Post, Tucker sat on top of the python, which had bitten Pippa as well, and shoved a rock in its mouth to prevent it from biting again. After locating the head, Tucker and Dyson were able to unwrap the snake.

“[The rescue] seemed to go on forever,” Tucker told the Chinese publication. “I was sitting on it with my whole weight and it still kept trying to wrap its tail around my leg. It was exhausting but I wasn’t going to give up.”

Pippa has two puncture wounds and broken blood vessels in the eye but is otherwise unharmed.