She raised the alarm and eight local men hunted the roadside using their car headlamps as search lights.
The slippery beast was eventually found and the men had to grab its body to pin it down.
The shocking video shows the serpent striking out at the men who eventually use a large stick to subdue it.
Nikki Hiking said: ''This snake took a while to get under control. It almost had the woman for her dinner.
''She was terrified and asked for help. We caught the python and got the situation under control.''
The men placed the snake inside a sack and released it into jungle a few miles the road.