"I've never heard of this before," the dispatcher is heard saying in a recording of the woman 's call, reports a private channel.
Having received the distress call, the firefighters and police swung into action. They reached the woman 's home in Sheffield Lake, a community about 40km west of Cleveland in Lorain County. But what they saw left them flabbergasted. The rescuers found the woman lying in the bloodied driveway of her home, and the snake holding tight around her neck. A firefighter had to cut off the snake's head with a pocket knife to rescue the woman .