LYONS, Kan. --
A police officer in Kansas is being recognized after he reached into the jaws of a pet 8-foot albino python and pried it from the neck of its owner, reported KMBC-TV.
Lyons Police Chief Chris Detmer said the incident occurred this week when the woman got the snake out of it its cage to feed it. The snake grabbed her neck and latched on. Her children called 911.
The Hutchinson News reported that Officer Max Bryant responded to the call. He forced the snake's mouth open, freeing the woman.
Detmer said the woman, who was not identified, was treated for scratches to her neck.
The snake was taken in by a friend of the owner who doesn't have children.
Bryant will receive a citation for his bravery.
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