About Us Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use Accuracy & Fairness Corrections & Clarifications Ethics Code Your Ad Choices
© MEAWW All rights reserved

'Not what you want to see in the morning': Enormous 18 feet python tries to enter house through open window

The albino Burmese python, approximately weighing six stones, was seen by a neighbor while it crawled through the upstairs window
Image used for representational purpose only (Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Getty Images)
Image used for representational purpose only (Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Getty Images)

SOUTHAMPTON, UK: In a very harrowing incident, an enormous snake tried to enter a house through an open window before being tackled with a broom handle. The albino Burmese python, approximately weighing six stones, was seen by a neighbor while it crawled through the upstairs window.

However, luckily, the occupants of the house managed to scare it off with the help of a broom handle. The huge reptile then landed over 20ft below on a car's bonnet with an “almighty thud,” the Daily Mail reported. Another neighbor took the python inside her conservatory until its owner turned up to take it back.


TIT FOR TAT: Toddler, 2, sinks teeth into garden snake and kills it for biting her

Pennsylvania owner of 15-foot pet snake shot dead by cops dies after he was constricted by it

Jenny Warwick first saw the snake crawling on the roof. The 62-year-old said, “I saw something on the roof and thought it must be a plastic tube, but then its head started moving. I told my husband, Steven, but he said ‘Don't be silly’. I have a dog called Rodney, and he was really barking and going mad. I asked a neighbour outside if they could see something on the roof because I didn't have my glasses and I wasn't sure if I was seeing things.”

She then went on to explain: “We realised that it was definitely a snake and it was moving all over the roof trying to find a way to get down. My husband hates snakes, and he couldn't get to work fast enough. It's not what you want to see first thing in the morning, I think it's very irresponsible to let it loose.” 

After the beast fell on a Hyundai i10 hatchback, people went to inform a neighbor, who used to have pet snakes. They thought she was the owner. The unnamed woman said, “It wasn't mine, but I said they could leave it in my conservatory until it woke up. I felt sick when my friend told me it was trying to get into someone's house.” She added, “There could have been a baby in there or anything. I used to keep snakes and I know that when they're hungry they can turn nasty. I was bitten by my python a number of times. It was a big 18 foot snake and it must have been six stones at least.” Later, the woman informed the real owner of the python, who then took responsibility and took it home.

RSPCA scientific officer, Evie Button, noted: “Snakes are excellent escape artists and will take the opportunity of a gap in an enclosure door, or a loose-fitting lid to make a break for it. Last year, we took over 1,200 reports about snakes, with the highest number of calls coming during the summer months.”

“Snakes become more active during hot weather. So we would urge all pet snake owners to be extra vigilant at this time of year, invest in an enclosure suitable for the particular species and make sure that enclosure is kept secure - and locked if necessary - when unattended. The RSPCA urges prospective owners of reptiles such as snakes to thoroughly research the needs of the particular species and what is required in the care of the animal, using expert sources. People should only consider keeping a snake if they can ensure they are fully able to provide for these needs,” Button added.