Aussie woman wakes up to 17-foot python in bedroom
NORTH QUEENSLAND, Australia - It’s never great to wake up on Mondays, but an Aussie woman had an exceptionally awful wake up to the week two days ago when she awoke to a 17-foot python in her bedroom.
Julie Birrell told ABC News Online that she was staying at a friend’s house in North Queensland when “all hell broke loose.”
The BBC said the python stretched between the guest bedroom and living room.
Hibberd reported it wasn’t the first time the gigantic snake, named Monty, had slithered his way into her home. The reptile has been living in the roof of her house for years.
Hibberd told ABC that she first encountered Monty 15 years ago when he poked his head into the bathroom while she was in the shower.
On Monday, snake removers (apparently a thing in Australia which makes perfect sense) were dispatched to her house at 4 a.m. While they were en route, Monty managed to turn on a light and knock over a lamp.
"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," snake-catcher Dave Goodwin told the BBC.
After Monty was safely contained, the snake removers released the creature into a local water treatment plant, which will allow the snake to find its way back to native bushland.