Python traps snake catcher by wrapping itself around him

This snake catcher got himself in a twist when a python wrapped itself around his legs and started its killer constricting process. The scary incident happened in Limpopo, South Africa.

This snake catcher got himself in a twist when a python wrapped itself around his legs and started its killer constricting process.

The man was trying to remove the serpent from someone's home in South Africa's Limpopo province when he got himself into a spot of bother.

As he proudly held its neck, the 9ft python started wrapping itself tightly around his legs, binding them together without him realising.

The snake catcher is pictured proudly holding the terrifying python's neck
But as he held the snake, it wrapped the rest of its body around his legs

The snake catcher proudly held up the snake by its neck, but without him realising it started to wrap itself around his legs

He was trying to remove the serpent from someone's home in Limpopo province, South Africa

He was trying to remove the serpent from someone's home in Limpopo province, South Africa

As the 9ft monster took hold of his legs it started constricting, which is usually how it kills its prey 

As the 9ft monster took hold of his legs it started constricting, which is usually how it kills its prey 

When he realised what was happening it was almost too late as the snake started constricting - the process it uses to kill its prey.

The animal expert starts to lose his balance and has to be aided by his colleague who eventually sets him free.

Pythons are non-venomous but are still deadly. They squeeze their prey to death and can swallow things way beyond their size.

Last week a woman in Thailand was left heartbroken when a 17ft python ate her cat. She had to employ experts to get the monster to cough her dead pet back up again. 

His colleague (pictured left) came to his aid to free him from the snake after losing his balance

His colleague (pictured left) came to his aid to free him from the snake after losing his balance

A 17ft python (pictured) ate a woman's cat in Thailand last week and had to cough it back up again 

A 17ft python (pictured) ate a woman's cat in Thailand last week and had to cough it back up again