73-yr-old farmer captures giant boa with rock

2015-08-20 03:33:34 GMT2015-08-20 11:33:34(Beijing Time)  SINA English

A dying boa was found in the Nantang village of Quanzhou city, southeast China’s Fujian province recently. Beside it, an elderly farmer was giving a thrilling account of how he had subdued the creature.

“I was going to the back hill for my goat, and then I saw this huge snake who was winding around the goat,” said Xie, the 73-year-old villager who had fought with the boa with nothing but a rock.

Instead of fleeing away, Xie picked up a stone and dashed toward the boa. He later explained that it was because he had lost multiple goats recently.

Xie won the battle after the boa was hit on the head by the rock, and Xie also got bruised on his belly by the snake’s tail.

The boa weighed almost 30 kg (66 lb) with a length of 3.9 m (12.7 ft). It is suspected to have come from the mountains at the back of the village. Villagers said they had been losing chickens, ducks and goats in the recent time, but they thought they were stolen by thieves.

The boa was found dying by villagers after it was hit by Xie with a rock on the head. The boa was found dying by villagers after it was hit by Xie with a rock on the head.
Xie's belly also got bruised by the boa's tail. Xie's belly also got bruised by the boa's tail.
The boa weighed almost 30 kg (66 lb) with a length of 3.9 m (12.7 ft). The boa weighed almost 30 kg (66 lb) with a length of 3.9 m (12.7 ft).
It is suspected to have come from the mountains at the back of the village. It is suspected to have come from the mountains at the back of the village.

Neighbors all praised Xie for removing the boa. Xie’s daughter said he had never practiced martial arts or managed any hunting skills. He was even bitten by snakes for twice and almost lost his life due to the bites.

 

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