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Man's artery 'knifed' by python with bite 'beyond imagined capabilities'

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artery was knifed by a carpet python said its vicious bite was "beyond imagined capabilities" of the species. Snake catcher Kane Durrant has shared the horrific moment that the snake launched an attack which sliced several nerves in his arm.The conservationist, from WILD Conservation in New South Wales, Australia, was trying to release the snake into a bush when it latched its teeth onto his arm. READ MORE Poorly puppy found 'almost dead' in bin makes incredible two-month transformation He recovered the snake as part of a road rescue but was left with two large gashes on either side of his arm late last year.Durrant told Newsweek: "It felt like a knife tearing out my wrist and the severed nerve gave a hot burning sensation."The blood spurted nearly six foot from my artery and it was a pretty confronting situation."He added: "Once the snake was removed from my arm, I released it into the bush before administering first aid to myself." The snake catcher was rushed into emergency surgery following the severity of the injuries - which have left scars a year after the scary encounter.

Although carpet pythons aren't venomous, their bites can cause severe damage as they have 80 backward facing teeth, which help prevent prey from escaping.In an update about his injuries, Durrant said he still hasn't gained the full feeling back into his wrist."Recovery was reasonably fast and defied expectations," he said."I was back at work 48 hours later, though in a sling and cast.

I went through a rehabilitative period of physio and rest and still have lasting nerve pain/pins and needles."The wildlife expert added that he has sustained "some lasting internal damage" but says he can still continue what he loves to do with his work. To stay.

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