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Man's artery is severed by a python bite "beyond anticipated possibilities."

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The bite of a coastal carpet python on a man was described as having "above predicted powers."

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When he released the snake into the bush after rescuing it from the road in New South Wales, Australia, Kane Durrant, a wildlife conservationist, was bitten by it.

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According to Durrant, the nerve was severed, and the pain seemed like a knife ripping out his wrist. It was frightening when blood spurted six feet from my artery.

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Living in Australia and New Guinea, carpet pythons can reach lengths of 6.6 to 13.1 feet.

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They make popular pets because they are nonvenomous and rarely bite unless provoked.

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They have 80 teeth that face backwards and are designed to stop prey from running away. If they bite, these teeth will cause ripping lacerations when they hook into flesh.

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Durrant recalled, "Once the snake was off my arm, I treated myself to first aid and released it.