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    England - Gang uses snake in street attack

    Gang uses snake in street attack


    Pythons are not venomous and generally no threat to humans

    A gang brandishing a snake as a 'weapon' attacked a 14-year-old boy with a 4ft (1.2m) python, forcing the reptile to bite the teenager's arm.

    Police suspect the attack, in Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire, may have had a racist element to it and officers are appealing for witnesses.

    The boy was pinned to the floor on Saturday afternoon, as one gang member forced the green python to attack.

    Two youths aged 16 and 17, both boys, are being questioned.

    The teenager was taken to Frenchay Hospital for checks.

    Ambush predators

    Police and the RSPCA are now investigating the incident, which took place at about 1500 BST.

    Paramedics who attended the scene were left baffled by the injury and called Bristol Zoo for advice.


    A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance service (GWAS) said: "Ambulance staff consulted Google and Bristol Zoo experts after a teenager was attacked by a group of youths."

    The spokesman added that the group forced the snake to bite the boy on the arm, leaving two puncture wounds.

    Pythons are ambush predators which rely on crushing their prey, and are not venomous.

    GWAS incident support officer Michael Howells, who was at the scene, said: "Although the patient was suffering breathing difficulties after the attack, this was probably due to panic rather than a reaction to the bite. I would probably be panicky if that happened to me."

    An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "The teenager had been subject to racist comments and was then reportedly held down as a snake was held in front of him, which bit his right arm.

    "The boy was taken to Frenchay Hospital with breathing problems, where he was treated for the injury to his arm.

    "Police would like to hear from anyone who was in Merryweather Close at the time of the incident."


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    Novel, I suppose. Makes a change from the usual stabbing/shooting bizzo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    as one gang member forced the green python to attack.
    I had 2 of these beautiful creatures, they are quite bitey compared to a Boa. they don't grow to a large size like many pythons.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Paramedics who attended the scene were left baffled by the injury and called Bristol Zoo for advice.
    Why?? can't they treat cuts anymore??? Or was the snake still attached?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "The teenager had been subject to racist comments and was then reportedly held down as a snake was held in front of him, which bit his right arm.
    In what way....where is the childs ethnic origin? Anyone know?

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    Next it'll be racist attacks with a piglet

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    ^ pig fat bombs used to be all the rage

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    ^ Could carpet bomb them with bacon bits

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    Still no doubt this was terrifying for the youngster. As usual its a group attack thing, spineless little baaaastards.

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    ^ your avatar looks like an old Thai dude that lives near me...darker skinned obviously..

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    Well, I hope the idea doesn't catch on here, They have far more deadly snakes to work with. having a gold chain snatched is one thing, but this...!

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    just another example of british youths using their initiative and whatever tools come to hand

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    Hi-so chavs, pitbulls no longer good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    as one gang member forced the green python to attack.
    I had 2 of these beautiful creatures, they are quite bitey compared to a Boa. they don't grow to a large size like many pythons.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Paramedics who attended the scene were left baffled by the injury and called Bristol Zoo for advice.
    Why?? can't they treat cuts anymore??? Or was the snake still attached?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "The teenager had been subject to racist comments and was then reportedly held down as a snake was held in front of him, which bit his right arm.
    In what way....where is the childs ethnic origin? Anyone know?
    The used google and phoned the zoo to try and work out exactly what type of snake it was to see if it was poisonous or not rather than how to treat the actual bite.

    The kid was half caste.

    Have to say if I got surrounded by a group of lads and threatened with a fucking snake then I would give them what they wanted!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    ^ pig fat bombs used to be all the rage
    When the Muslims marched against the returning British soldiers in Luton the other month a lad was nicked climbing onto a roof above them with a pack of bacon he was about to launch at them.

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