Horror as 'very dangerous' 38kg PYTHON finds way into UK home via window from roof

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The 38kg beast was spotted by neighbours as it navigated a roof and then attempted to force its way inside via an upstairs window.

Worried residents used a broom handle to coax the albino Burmese Python, which eventually fell around 20ft from the room onto a car bonnet below, reportedly landing with a huge thud. It was uninjured in the incident.

The horrific drama unfolded in the early hours of the morning at a row of neat terraced properties in Chandler’s Ford, near Southampton, in Hampshire.

At around 5.30am, neighbour Jenny Warwick first spotted the snake on the roof of a house opposite her property.

She 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.'”

Jenny has a dog, called Rodney, and he started barking and going mad as he tried to alert the couple to the presence of the reptile.

“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 added.

Jenny and Steven eventually realised it was “definitely a snake” and what’s more, it was “moving all over the roof trying to find a way to get down”.

Unfortunately, Steven hates snakes and “couldn’t get to work fast enough”, according to Jenny, who noted: “It’s not what you want to see first thing in the morning. I think it’s very irresponsible to let it loose.”

Other residents bravely tried to poke it with a broom handle before it tumbled onto a Hyundai i10 hatchback below.

A neighbour who did not wish to be named – said: “I was woken by people banging on my door talking about a snake in the road.

“It wasn’t mine, but I said they could leave it in my conservatory until it woke up. It’s a very dangerous snake and it’s massive. I felt sick when my friend told me it was trying to get into someone’s house. 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 18ft snake and it must have been six stone at least.”

RSPCA scientific officer, Evie Button, said: “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.”

She said snakes are more active in warm summer months and urged all snake owners to remain vigilant and invest in a secure enclosure for their species.



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