Report: 10-foot-python latched on to woman's leg at Bremerton museum

BREMERTON -- A woman is recovering after a 10-foot-long python latched on to her leg Monday at the Bremerton Bug Museum and refused to let go.

According to the Kitsap Sun, the woman is an employee at the museum, which features a variety of bugs and reptiles on display.

The long Burmese python wrapped itself around the woman's leg in the early afternoon and refused to release itself. Other workers put the woman's leg in a 5-gallon bucket of water in an effort to get the snake to release, the Kitsap Sun reports, but it didn't let up.

Firefighters were called to the scene and the woman was being transported into an ambulance when the snake finally released itself. Firefighters helped guide the snake away from the woman's leg.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Though pythons are not venomous, the Kitsap Sun reports, an open wound from a bite could become infected.