Pest controller strangled by huge python while filming Australian TV show
A pest controller, 38 year old Craig Freeman, from Birmingham almost got strangled by a python while filming a reality TV show, for the series Deadliest Pests Down Under, in Australia. Craig, who runs the company Stop That Pest, was selected last year along with eight other Brits to experience pest control in Australia.
“When I saw the snake I told them they were having a laugh.” “The snake’s head was bigger than my hand. “The camera man had to rest the camera on his knee because he was bent over double laughing so much. “I didn’t want to do it, and I just went to pieces.
“I kept thinking of myself on the news, getting strangled by a python on TV.“But I thought to myself that I can’t let the Brummies down back home.
“I went to grab it and it went for me. It throttled me.”
Craig was approached by TV producers back in October who invited him to audition for the show.