Firefighters cut off head of boa constrictor biting woman’s face

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Authorities say firefighters rescued a Sheffield Lake woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face.

The 45-year-old woman called 911 Thursday to ask for help. In the call, the woman tells dispatch she had rescued a pair of boa constrictors Wednesday and one of them attached itself to her face. She tells dispatch she’s unable to unlatch the snake’s jaw.

In a 911 call, the woman identifies herself as a 45-year-old who has 11 snakes — all ball pythons, except the two boa constrictors she had rescued Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that the other boa constrictor was in a cage.

“I’ve never heard of this before,” the dispatcher can be heard saying to emergency responders. When firefighters arrived, the woman was lying in her driveway with the snake around her neck, authorities said.

“It was wrapped around her neck and biting her nose and wouldn’t let go,” Fire Chief Tim Card said. “They had to cut its head off with a knife to get it to let go of her face.”