Dramatic video has emerged from rural Karnataka, India showing a large yellow dog who avoided becoming a giant python's meal - thanks to the help of people who hurried in to save him.
When the clip begins, the dog appears to be totally immobilized and lifeless, held tight in the python's powerful grip. Fortunately, help arrives in the nick of time. By swatting near the snake with a leafy branch, the dog's rescuers were able to convince the predator to loosen her hold long enough for the dog to escape.
Despite the close-call, the canine seems okay and even joins in with barking as the python slithers back into the jungle.