A Ghanaian man has become a hero after wrestling down and killing a snake that attempted to swallow his daughter.
Eklu Awayi, 38-year-old native of Dzodze Awayikorpe in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region, his daughter and wife would have been devoured by a massive python in their farm.
According to Awayi, he was working on his farm with his wife and daughter when he heard unusual screams from the baby, reports Citinewsroom.
He became alarmed on hearing the screaming. He then rushed to the scene to see a long python of about four meters about to swallow his baby.
Awayi said he tried to fight off the animal but it coiled around him. In a struggle, he managed to hold the neck of the animal and tied it with a rope to over overpower it.
He expressed gratitude to God for saving his family and revealed that he was afraid at the sight of the snake trying to swallow his daughter.
Residents of Dzodze in Upper Volta region were shocked when the farmer coiled the dead python around his neck and brought it to the central business area.
Awayi took his family to the hospital for a medical check-up after the incident.