John Tege, a 43-year-old brave farmer at Assin So-wo-dadiem in the Assin North District of the Central Region, has brazenly overpowered an 18-foot-long python in a fierce battle.
In an interview with BoadiNews.com, Mr. Tege revealed that his dog, which was behind him a few meters away while returning home from the farm, suddenly burst into whining.
Alarmed by it, he turned, and to his surprise, a cold-eyed 18-foot-long python had constricted itself around trying to asphyxiate or swallow it. This was when they got to Riverside in the middle of his journey to the house.
According to him, after watching the struggle of the poor dog in the coils of the python for a while, in an attempt to save the dog, he gathered momentum to face it off by using the cutlass to hit it.
Recounting his ordeal, he said the animal became sore and started chasing him, but after giving it a gap, he mapped up a different approach to tackle it again with the cutlass. He was then able to defeat it by inflicting cutlass wounds on it to ensure the death of the wild animal.
After the triumphant display, the residents were thrown into a state of shock when he removed it from the sack and uncoiled it after he sent it home.
He would sell it for Gh¢600.00 to traditional medicine practitioners since it carries fat that can be used to treat swellings, boils, and toothaches and is also helpful in clearing stretch marks and scars, he disclosed.
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