Rescued Snake Saves Chinese Family From Fire
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By Earl Morningstarr on
January 2010

A sick snake which was rescued by a family in China and nursed back to health has repaid the family’s kindness by saving their lives.

Yu Feng, of Fushun, in Liaoning province found the dying snake outside his home a few weeks ago and decided to try and help it survive. Feng treated the snake with herbal remedies until it made a full recovery, he then released the snake back into the wild but to his surprise the reptile travelled more than a mile to return to his house.

“I then set it free another two times, but it always came back,” Feng told the Liaosheng Evening Post.

“People around me said the snake had come back to repay my kindness, so I kept it” he added.

Feng named the snake Long Long and kept it as a pet, then he revealed how the serpent saved his life and the lives of his family one night.

“I was asleep when suddenly I felt something cold on my face. I opened my eyes and it was Long Long” Feng explained.

“He had never woken me up before but I was so sleepy I went back to sleep. But Long Long grabbed my clothes with his teeth and whipped the bed with his tail. Then he went to my mother’s bed and whipped her bed with his tail. I woke up then and smelt something burning, and saw my mother’s electric blanket was on fire so I leapt up and turned it off.”

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