Monday, September 26, 2016

Huge Python Lived in Queensland Home for 15 Year, Shows Up at Night

Huge Python Lived in Queensland Home for 15 Year, Shows Up at Night

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A woman in Queensland, Australia wakes up to a huge python named Monty invading her bedroom this Monday morning. Monty is 5.2 meters long and weigh up to 40 kilograms.

But it’s not the first time Monty was seen inside the house. It turns out that the massive snake has been living in the roof of Trina Hibberd’s Mission Beach home for 10 years. Monty’s first photo inside the house was taken in 2012.

“We knew the snake was there, but I had never seen it inside, not that I know of,” Hibberd told ABC News. “I’ve never seen it in its full length.”

Snake-catcher Dave Goodwin points out that Monty is a kangaroo killer. Although Hibberd commented that it looked old and not as strong as it used to be. However, Hibberd is happy that Monty is finally out of the house.

“We walked into the bedroom and it was hanging from the curtain drapes down to the bedside table – and that was only a third of him,” adds the snake-catcher. “It was a good monster.”

Goodwin grabbed Monty around the neck with a pair of tongs. However, the tongs were too small to handle the snake so the snake-catcher used it to distract Monty while grabbing it with his bare hands.

“The tongs won’t hold it, it’s too big, so I use the tongs to divert its attention and grab it by the scruff of the neck,” Goodwin told BBC. “That ensures that the snake lets go of everything else, wraps himself around my arm.”

Monty coiled around Goodwin’s arm, trying to choke it to death. Eventually, the monster snake was put in a container.

Monty is now placed in a sewage pond located within the Cassowary Coast Regional Council area. Authorities expect the python to control the rat infestation in the area.