All right, every one playing along at home? It’s time to take out your lists of ‘Animals You Should Worry About Being Attacked By.’ Everybody ready? Good. Now, if you’re anything like me, cows shouldn’t be on your list, because, I mean, they’re cows, right?

Wrong. Read this, and then put cows on your list.

At about the same time a cow lost it in Pennsylvania, Ben Nyaumbe was being attacked and dragged into a tree by a giant python, so he did what any reasonable, right thinking person would do.

He bit the scaly bastard.

Mr Nyaumbe survived his encounter by calling police on his cell phone when the snake briefly eased it’s grip, and a pair of officers on patrol enlisted the help of some local villagers in releasing him. The snake was taken into custody at the local police station, but escaped overnight and is currently at large. From BBC:

“We are still seriously looking for the snake,” said Supt Katam. “We want to arrest the snake because any one of us could fall a victim.”