In one sudden flash of brown and gray, a large snake lurched forward and sunk its fangs into her nose. Molly reared back, the snake still dangling from her muzzle. Shaking her head, the snake dropped to the ground and slithered off toward a cluster of rocks.
I stepped up to Molly and noticed blood dripping from two, round puncture wounds right between her nostrils. Within a few seconds, her nose began to swell. I watched in horror as the swelling quickly moved up her face until I couldn’t even recognize her. Her eyes swelled shut. Her nostrils turned puffy and red.
“I can’t breathe,” she whispered.
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