An Illinois father received the scare of life after he checked on his son in the middle of the night and found a 2 foot-long python wrapped around his baby boy, reports ABC.
Devan Winans says that he heard his 1 year-old son stirring in his crib late Monday night when he decided to check on him. As he approached the crib in the dark, he began to feel around and knew something wasn’t right.
“When I felt it it was slimy and I knew that wasn’t normal,” said Winans. “When it turned on the light, I saw a python wrapped around his foot constricting, trying to eat his foot.”
Frantically trying to drag the snake off the boy’s foot, Winans picked up a blanket, grabbed ahold of the snake and pulled him off of the boy and out of the crib. With blood everywhere, Winan called the boy’s mother for help.
“I saw the blood all over his foot and grabbed him from Devin,” Sara Lacey said.
KSDK reports that the Illinois couple raced their son to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.
After an investigation of the matter, authorities said that the 2 foot-long python belonged to the neighbor next door and that he had been cited for his offense.
“I’m so thankful he’s ok,” Winans said.
“We’re still practicing walking on his hurt foot, but it could have been a lot worse if he wrapped around his chest and we probably wouldn’t be having his first birthday today.”
What would you do if you found out that it was your neighbors pet snake that had found its way into your baby’s crib?