A Ghanaian father, Eklu Awayi, 38, has killed a huge snake that was trying to swallow his less than one-year-old daughter on his farm.

According to Awayi, he was working on his farm with his wife and daughter when he heard unusual screams from the baby, reports  Citinewsroom.

Alarmed by the scream he rushed to the scene to meet a long python of about four meters about to swallow his baby.

He said he tried to fight off the animal but it coiled around him. In a struggle, he managed to hold the neck of the animal and tied it with a rope to over overpower it.

Eklu who expressed gratitude to God for saving his family revealed how he was afraid at the sight of the snake trying to swallow his daughter.

Residents of Dzodze in Upper Volta region were shocked when the farmer coiled the dead python around his neck and brought it to the central business area.

After the triumphant display, he took his family to the hospital for a medical check-up.

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