A Chinese tourist got a terrifying surprise when going to smooch a reticulated python at an animal park in Thailand over the weekend.
Video posted online shows the serpent surging up into the air, locking its jaws onto the woman's nose and refusing to let go. The Phuket News identified the tourist as 29-year-old Jin Jing.
Bystanders scream out in horror as the animal's two handlers desperately try to remove it from the woman's face. The clip then cuts out.
The snake was eventually detached and the woman was taken to Phuket International Hospital, where she received five stitches in her nose, according to The Phuket News.
Reticulated pythons can grow to 20 feet and are among some of the longest snakes in the world, but they are not venomous.
The free snake show took place at the Phuket Bio Technology medicinal herb store in the Chalong district of Phuket, The Bangkok Post reported. The store owner agreed to pay the tourist 135,000 baht (around $3,700) in damages, according to the Post.
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