- author, Max Matza
- stock, BBC News
A Texas woman was attacked by a hawk and a snake at the same time.
Becky Jones, 64, was mowing her lawn last month when a hawk flew overhead and dropped a snake on her before attempting to retrieve the woman’s food.
As soon as it fell, the snake wrapped around Jones’ arm and began to attack her in the face, and the bird, which had already pounced on the woman, sank its jaws deep into her body.
L. as a terrifying source of experienceShe had cuts on her hand and face.
The strange incident took place on July 25 in Silsbee, Texas, near the Louisiana border.
The woman says that the snake suddenly fell from the sky and landed on her, and before she could shake it, the hawk’s attack had already begun.
“When I tried to pull my hand away from the snake, it wrapped around my arm,” he told CBS News, the BBC’s US affiliate.
“The snake hit me in the face, it hit my glasses twice, I was pulling her away from me and she kept hitting.
As he was not in the wooded area when this happened, Jones realized that the snake must have fallen from the beak of a bird flying in the area.
His guess was quickly confirmed when the hawk dropped down and joined the melee.
“The hawk appeared as soon as the snake appeared,” Jones explained.
There, the bird struggled to pry the snake from Jones’ hand, striking it several times with its claws as it tried to snatch the food.
“He took the snake from my hand and pulled it as if to carry it. Not only does he take the snake with him, but he takes my hand and lifts it up.”
The scene ends well when the snake slips from Jones’ hand and, stunned, her husband rushes to rescue her and take her to the hospital.
“He had puncture wounds, cuts, bruises, scratches and severe injuries,” she listed, adding that after the attack, his glasses were broken.
A 64-year-old woman He described it as a severe traumatic attackHe said he thought he was going to die at the time and has had trouble sleeping since it happened.
Living in rural Texas, she told CBS that she’s no stranger to wildlife encounters.
“Actually, I’ve seen hawks catch snakes many times. That’s what they do, they kill their prey.”
But now, he says it’s always on his mind.
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