A woman had to be taken to hospital after being bitten by a 10-foot python as she took a short-cut home from a night out at a pub in Swansea, south Wales.
Sue Cull, 47, said she felt her legs sting as she cut across grass near her home but believed she had been stung by nettles.
However within minutes of arriving home, Ms Cull's partner called for an ambulance after failing to stem the blood streaming from both legs.
Paramedics confirmed she had been bitten by a snake en route to Morriston hospital, and that police had a report of a python on the loose at the time of the incident.
Despite suffering a three-inch puncture wound in one leg and having to spend a night in hospital on an antibiotic drip, Ms Cull saw the lighter side, saying: "I posted on my Facebook page 'I'm off to the pub for a shot of snakebite' this morning and everyone who goes by bibs and waves."
Secondary schools in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot will be targeted in another round of school MMR vaccinations this week.
Over 1,700 pupils will be offered the jab in 10 schools across the areas.
Health experts have urged parents of pupils who have had no MMR or who need a second jab to take advantage of the school clinics.
Measles is a horrible disease and the number of cases is still growing, with the latest figure standing at 765. Children and teenagers who are not protected with MMR have a very high risk of catching measles.
MMR is a simple and safe jab which will protect them during this serious measles outbreak. I would urge parents of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children to sign the consent form so our nurses can give them an MMR jab in school.
– Sara Hayes, Director of Public Health at ABMU
Around 3,400 people turned out to receive the MMR vaccination in the latest round of clinics in South Wales over the weekend.
Health chiefs at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board say 1,800 people were vaccinated at the area's four drop-in MMR clinics today – the highest number so far.
The full numbers are:
Princess of Wales Hospital: 727
Neath Port Talbot Hospital: 455
Morriston Hospital: 341
Singleton Hospital: 302
Many of the 1,825 given MMR jabs were older schoolchildren, teenagers and young adults - the target age group for vaccines.
I’m really pleased. We have seen a steady flow of people throughout the day; and I’m particularly delighted to see a higher number of older children and teenagers come through the door, as they are our main target group.
I’m also impressed with how smoothly the clinics are running. Our staff are working very efficiently and for most of the day there have been very few queues. After the initial rush, many people have arrived and either been seen straight away or waited just 10 or 15 minutes.