A man has been hailed a hero after he wrestled a suffocating cat from the deadly squeeze of a boa constrictor, using only his bare hands.
The unidentified man was alerted to the distressing scene after hearing the heart-wrenching cries of pain coming from some undergrowth in Costa Rica.
Disregarding his own safety, he jumped into action, plunging his hand into the tangle of scales and fur in an effort to pry the cat free.
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