Naked Kimberley man rescues kitten from clutches of 2.5m python

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Naked Kimberley man rescues kitten from clutches of 2.5m python
ABC Kimberley ^

| 30 April 2020
| Rebecca Nadge
Posted on 05/08/2020 6:26:04 PM PDT by Candor7

A Kimberley man suffered bites to his hand during a desperate battle with a 2.5 metre python that tried to eat one of his kittens last week. Nick Kearns, from Kununurra, in Western Australia’s far north, said he did not hesitate when he heard his partner Karyn screaming in the early hours of the morning. The python was in the garden and had coiled itself around Lil — short for “the little one” — and Mr Kearns, although not exactly suitably attired, raced to the rescue. “I jumped up — naked of course — and ran outside,” Mr Kearns said. “I just couldn’t unwrap it. “I reckon I didn’t have very long — I could see the cat was starting to slow down a bit.” While his partner held onto the reptile’s tail, Mr Kearns tried everything he could to to free the kitten. “I found the center of the coil near where her head would have been and just put my hand in there and grabbed the head,” he said. The snake uncoiled, but as Mr Kearns relaxed his grip it managed to bite his right hand. He said the subsequent tetanus injection and scrapes from falling over hurt more than the bite itself. “It was only later on I noticed there was blood everywhere,” he said. “It was all mine, from cuts and bites.” Mr Kearns was bitten on the hand during the struggle. Mr Kearns had completed a snake handling course a couple of years ago and said he never doubted that it was a python, and therefore knew the serpent was not venomous. “I did think at the time it would be nice if part of the lesson had been how to rescue a kitten,” he said. “There was no way I was going to stand by and let it eat the kitten.” Two young kittens lying on cat bed. Nick Kearns staged a nude rescue of Lil after a she was nearly eaten by a snake. Mr Kearns says Lil remains a bit spooked and skittish. He now checks his property every morning for snakes. “They’re just doing their thing, it wasn’t actually anything against the snake,” he said. “But I’m just making sure we try and keep it as safe as we can.” He said the most important thing was not to panic and keep a tight grip. “If you grab the back of the head they can’t bite you,” he said. “The real lesson is ‘don’t let go’.”

TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird StuffKEYWORDS: australia; kitten; python

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posted on 05/08/2020 6:26:04 PM PDT
by Candor7

To: Fred Nerks

Australian Viking Kitty Ping!

posted on 05/08/2020 6:26:57 PM PDT
by Candor7

To: Candor7

posted on 05/08/2020 6:27:21 PM PDT
by Biggirl
(“One Lord, one faith, one baptism” – Ephesians 4:5)

To: Biggirl

“Naked Kimberley man rescues kitten from clutches of 2.5m python”
I’ll take news headlines you never expected to see for 400 please Alex

To: Candor7

posted on 05/08/2020 6:30:42 PM PDT
by hoosierham
(Freedom isn’t free)

To: Candor7

Dang dude! At .357 to the top of the snakes head would have been easier.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:31:38 PM PDT
by devane617
(Kyrie Eleison, where I’m going, will you follow?)

To: Candor7

posted on 05/08/2020 6:32:02 PM PDT
by nuconvert
( Warning: Accused of being a radical militarist. Approach with caution.)

To: Candor7

Nasty swelling from the attacks, but God bless this kind man.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:33:56 PM PDT
by LouieFisk

To: janetjanet998

That’s a bit over 8 feet.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:33:56 PM PDT
by xp38

To: Candor7

Bites and hugs a little. Lamest Australian animal ever. The kangaroos can kick you to death. The kookaburras can explode your skull with their call from 30 meters. Even the Koalas are so cute that they raise your blood sugar to 1000 and kill you with a diabetic coma.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:38:43 PM PDT
by KarlInOhio
(Parachutes are only anecdotally effective due to the lack of significant double blind testing.)

To: Candor7

Grey tiger stripped. Nice. I have one short ear tips and about an inch of it’s tail. When I rescued her she was almost froze to death. I figured she wouldn’t make it. She’s about 3 years old now. I named her Maggie after Maggie Thatcher. Tough ladies both. I wasn’t naked when I found her. In fact, I had a lot of clothes on. Great job. 🙂

posted on 05/08/2020 6:39:30 PM PDT
by Equine1952

To: Candor7

Only an Aussie would have the literal balls to wrestle a python naked, just to save a kitten. Good on ya, mate.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:46:43 PM PDT
by Viking2002
(Why should I walk into the great unknown, when I can sit here, and throw my bones?)

To: Candor7

He used his Gun as a decoy to distract the snake.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:47:12 PM PDT
by Deaf Smith
(When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that’s fore sure)

To: Deaf Smith

Not a lot of places to carry a .357 when your naked. Drawing from down under could leave a terrible scar. Besides my S&W 27 or the 28 have pretty uncomfortable looking front sights. Just saying.

posted on 05/08/2020 6:54:38 PM PDT
by Equine1952

To: Candor7

The python was NOT happy with the outcome.
“Officer! Somebody just stole my Lunch right out of my mouth!! Now, what am I supposed to do about a pick-me-up snack?
Next time, Bro. keep your Kitties in a locked cage.
All this open space, belongs to me! Got it?”

posted on 05/08/2020 6:55:44 PM PDT
by lee martell

To: Equine1952

“This is my rifle, this is my gun. One is for fighting, the other for fun.”

posted on 05/08/2020 7:02:00 PM PDT
by Deaf Smith
(When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that’s fore sure)

To: Candor7

Too late…
posted on 05/08/2020 7:07:02 PM PDT
by Fred Nerks
(Fair Dinkum!)

To: Candor7

Clearly Nick Kearns is not a pajama boy.
posted on 05/08/2020 7:10:17 PM PDT
by Governor Dinwiddie
(Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)

To: Candor7

***”If you grab the back of the head they can’t bite you,” he said.***
I wish that were true of politicians.

posted on 05/08/2020 7:10:50 PM PDT
by ResponseAbility
(The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)

To: Deaf Smith

I don’t even want to think about my .357 Marlin lever in a carry position while I’m naked. 🙂 No one called their rifle a gun either. It was your piece in my old days. If that snake had bit the guys bag. That would have been a fight to watch.

posted on 05/08/2020 7:13:27 PM PDT
by Equine1952

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