10-foot python attacks boy as he sleeps in his bed


A young Australian boy was left bloody after being attacked by a python in his bed in an incident that his mother is describing as a real-life “nightmare."

The mother of 6-year-old Tyler, identified only as Tamara, told the Nambucca Guardian News that she woke up to her son's screams last Friday at their home near Macksville in New South Wales.

“It was like a nightmare,” she said Wednesday. “It was a terrifying scream and I didn’t know what had happened -- I certainly didn’t think it involved a snake. I have no idea how it even got into the house.”

The mother rushed into the bedroom to find Tyler bitten several times in the face by a python around 10 feet in length. She told the newspaper that she found the snake wrapped around her son’s stomach and was able to pull it off.