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Grandmother pulls out two pythons hiding in barbecue like it's no big deal

Grandmother pulls out two pythons hiding in barbecue like it's no big dealSnakes. Scary, right? Not so frightened of these creatures was 81-year-old Australian grandmother Faye Morgan, who casually pulled out not one, but two pythons hiding in the barbecue of a Queensland home on Sunday morning. SEE ALSO: At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discovered While the rest of us would likely freak out, Morgan didn't flinch one bit as she hauled the snakes from the grill into an awaiting plastic container. "I live for the drama," Morgan says in the video. "Two of them!"  According to 7 News, Morgan had spent her whole life on a farm, and so the reptiles didn't really faze her. She had also pulled one from the same spot 18 months earlier, so it's certainly no one-off.  While snakes aren't so commonly found in the colder months because they're in a state of semi-hibernation, they'll occasionally wander out if the temperature outside is warm enough. WATCH: Turkey hopes to add its underwater 'Sunken City' to the World Heritage List



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Grandmother pulls out two pythons hiding in barbecue like it's no big deal

Grandmother pulls out two pythons hiding in barbecue like it's no big dealSnakes. Scary, right? Not so frightened of these creatures was 81-year-old Australian grandmother Faye Morgan, who casually pulled out not one, but two pythons hiding in the barbecue of a Queensland home on Sunday morning. SEE ALSO: At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discovered While the rest of us would likely freak out, Morgan didn't flinch one bit as she hauled the snakes from the grill into an awaiting plastic container. "I live for the drama," Morgan says in the video. "Two of them!"  According to 7 News, Morgan had spent her whole life on a farm, and so the reptiles didn't really faze her. She had also pulled one from the same spot 18 months earlier, so it's certainly no one-off.  While snakes aren't so commonly found in the colder months because they're in a state of semi-hibernation, they'll occasionally wander out if the temperature outside is warm enough. WATCH: Turkey hopes to add its underwater 'Sunken City' to the World Heritage List



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Grandmother of migrant child heard on audio speaks out

Grandmother of migrant child heard on audio speaks outAna Enriques claims to be the grandmother of the six-year-old girl heard pleading to be reunited with her aunt on audio obtained by Pro Publica. The girl and her mother were leaving El Salvador to escape gang violence.



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Grandmother strangles rabid bobcat after it attacked her

Grandmother strangles rabid bobcat after it attacked herA 46-year-old has strangled a rabid bobcat to death after the large feline attacked her. DeDe Phillips said the wild animal, which is a relative of the lynx, emerged next to her pickup truck in Georgia while she was in her front driveway on 7 June. Ms Phillips, who lives in rural Hart County (about 100 miles northeast of Atlanta), told the Athens Banner-Herald: “The cat took two steps and was on top of me.



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Grandmother wrestles rabid bobcat in fight to the death

Grandmother wrestles rabid bobcat in fight to the deathA grandmother from Georgia, US, fought off a rabid bobcat with her bare hands, wrestling with it and silently strangling the wild animal as it clawed at her face. DeDe Phillips, 46, was well aware of how dangerous the animals could be.  Bobcats are America’s most numerous wild cat with a population of around a million. “It was either me or the cat and it was going to be the cat that day,” she said.  “They go for your jugular. Because when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple of minutes.” Ms Phillips was outside her home in Hart County, nearly 110 miles northeast of Atlanta, on June 7. She had just bought a new 4×4, and heard dogs barking as she was affixing a bumper sticker on the vehicle, reading: “Women who behave rarely make history.” A bobcat hunting in the Yellowstone National Park Credit: BBC She had never seen a bobcat near the property before, and took a photo of the big cat – before it lunged at her. “As soon as it took the first step, I was in trouble and I knew it,” she said. The animal jumped at her, claws bared. “It caught me slightly on my face, but I got him before he could do much damage there,” she told her local news site, OnlineAthens.  “I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat. I knew that was the only way I was getting out of this.” Her five-year-old granddaughter was sleeping inside the house, so Ms Phillips, worried shouts and screams might bring the child outside, struggled in silence. “I started praying, don’t let her come to the door,” she said. A photo of the dead bobcat, taken by Ms Phillips' family Credit: WFMZ When finally the bobcat stopped moving, Ms Phillips shouted for her daughter-in-law to call 911 and her son, she told OnlineAthens. Her hands, however, stayed clenched around the bobcat’s motionless neck — Ms Phillips wasn’t sure if the animal was really dead.  “My son stabbed it four or five times, but it never budged so I knew it was completely dead,” she said. The dead bobcat tested positive for rabies and Ms Phillips was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for cuts and gashes, as well as broken fingers.  She also is undergoing treatment with the rabies vaccine.



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Grandmother arrested for allegedly driving with kids in dog kennels to appear in court

Grandmother arrested for allegedly driving with kids in dog kennels to appear in courtShocking cell phone video shows a girl getting out of a pet kennel from the back of an SUV.



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Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death for drugs in MalaysiaAn Australian grandmother who said she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam was Thursday sentenced to death after an earlier acquittal was overturned, her lawyer said. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was arrested in December 2014 while in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport with 1.1 kilos (2.4 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine stitched into the compartment of a backpack she was carrying. The 54-year-old was cleared in December of trafficking after a High Court judge ruled she did not know she was transporting the drugs. But prosecutors challenged the decision and an appeals court overturned the acquittal Thursday, and found her guilty, her lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said. Anyone caught with at least 50 grams (1.75 ounces) of crystal meth is considered a trafficker in Muslim-majority Malaysia, and death by hanging is mandatory in the case of a conviction. FAQ | Methamphetamine Shafee slammed the ruling as "perverse" and said Exposto would make a final appeal to the country's top court. "I thought there was an overwhelming case for the defence. I am shocked with the decision," he said. The mother of four argued she did not know about the hidden stash of "ice". She said she had been fooled into carrying the bag after travelling to China to see someone she met online called "Captain Daniel Smith", who had claimed to be a US serviceman. After engaging in a long online romance, Exposto had travelled to Shanghai to see "Smith". But she did not succeed in meeting her supposed love interest while there and ended up being given a bag by a stranger, who asked her to take it to Melbourne. When she arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to change flights, she mistakenly went through immigration as she was unfamiliar with the airport. She voluntarily offered her bags for customs inspection and the drugs were discovered. There are at least 900 people on death row in Malaysia, officials have said, but executions have been rare in recent years. Malaysian lawmakers have voted to amend legislation so that capital punishment is no longer mandatory in drug-trafficking cases. But the changes have not yet come into force as they must be passed by the upper house. Two Australians were hanged in Malaysia in 1986 for heroin trafficking – the first Westerners to be executed in the country – in a case that strained relations. In 2013 Dominic Bird, a former truck driver from Perth, was acquitted of drug trafficking charges after he was allegedly caught with 167 grams of crystal methamphetamine.



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Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteerTORONTO (AP) — People who died when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk came from all walks of life, and from several countries. They included a grandmother who was an avid sports fan, and a woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic.



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The Victims of the Toronto Van Attack Include a Grandmother and an Avid Volunteer

The Victims of the Toronto Van Attack Include a Grandmother and an Avid VolunteerIncluding individuals from Jordan and South Korea



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Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murders

Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murdersDeputies believe Lois Reiss shot and killed her husband in late March. The 56-year-old then went on the run, driving off to southwest Florida — where investigators says she found her second victim.



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