(Belfast Telegraph) Mel Gibson reportedly saved a group of people from a deadly snake while on a cleansing retreat...
He recently spent some time at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Arizona, which is when the incident occurred.
was on a cleansing retreat? and was on a five-mile hike into the desert
mountains with eight other guests when he suddenly heard an ominous
rattle he knew well as a long-time resident of the Malibu mountains! A
split second later, a huge rattlesnake slithered onto the trail and went
into attack mode. Instantly, Mel shielded three women next to him with
his body, yelling, 'Stay back!'" a source told National Enquirer.
serpent was six feet long and Mel's companions were reportedly frozen
with fear. One managed to hand the actor a tree branch, which he used to
fend off the snake.
"Mel charged the rattlesnake, yelling at the
top of his lungs, and beat it back off the trail. Then he stood guard,
keeping the snake at bay while everyone moved quickly past the danger
point," the source added. "When all were safely distant, the group gave
Mel a rousing cheer."