Just looks like more of that sensationalism to me.
1. They can't seem to decide who was with her--a friend or her husband
2. The "companion" tried to make the snake let go by yelling at it. (Don't these people live in an area where these snakes are common? Don't they know ways to get a snake off if it is constribting--or even bring a knife or something???)
The whole thing stinks of more snake-o-phobe reporting, to me.
My 10-foot Burmese is still having difficulty with his 5-lb. rabbits!
Please don't let my mother read that article...ugh, the phone will ring soon!