A 12-year-old lady who solid apart her worry of snakes to avoid wasting her beloved guinea pig stated she has been left with “trauma” over the ordeal.
Rosie Wightman, niece of Brisbane radio host Kip Wightman, fought off an enormous python because it tried to gobble up her guinea pig, Maxibon.
Within the yard of her Eumundi residence, Rosie recounted the second she noticed the snake and thought “oh crap”.
She raced into the backyard to rescue her furry pal by grabbing the snake and swinging it round, attempting to make it launch Maxibon.
Rosie’s father, Luke, rushed to assist. Little Maxibon was ultimately freed and the snake flung away.
Remarkably, the guinea pig survived the terrifying ordeal – albeit with a number of scratches.
Modest about her heroic behaviour, Rosie stated she was simply relieved her much-loved pet was nonetheless alive.
However, in a latest interview with the Washington Put up Rosie revealed she “did have somewhat little bit of trauma from it”.
“I used to be continually waking up in the course of the evening simply randomly screaming as a result of I might assume ‘oh the guinea pigs are nonetheless on the market’,” she stated.
“However then I might look over my shoulder into the nook of the room and I’d see two guinea pigs snuggled up collectively.”
Nevertheless, Rosie stated she would make the identical determination each single time.
Every week on and Maxibon is doing effectively after a “fairly large” week however is feeling somewhat drained from the stress however again to performing loopy as per normal.
Rosie’s dad additionally stated the snake was nice and he ultimately tossed it into the neighbour’s yard, and needed to shortly apologise.