An allegedly 18-foot lengthy python was noticed on a quiet Hampshire road early yesterday morning.
Photos present the lightly-coloured serpent slithering over roof tiles and thru an open window close to Southampton.
Horrified locals noticed the animal at round 5.30am, earlier than folks inside the home began poking it with a brush.
A girl who lives reverse watched her neighbours in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, try to get the animal out of their residence and finally pressure it to topple to the bottom through a automobile bonnet – making an ‘almighty thud’.
Jenny Warwick, 62, was shocked to note the creature and initially unable to steer her husband that there was a snake on the free of their highway.
‘I noticed one thing on the roof and thought it should be a plastic tube, however then its head began transferring’, she defined.
‘I instructed my husband, Steven, however he mentioned “don’t be foolish.”
‘I’ve a canine referred to as Rodney, and he was actually barking and going mad.’
Mrs Warwick continued: ‘I requested a neighbour outdoors if they might see one thing on the roof as a result of I didn’t have my glasses and I wasn’t certain if I used to be seeing issues.
‘We realised that it was undoubtedly a snake and it was transferring everywhere in the roof looking for a technique to get down.
‘My husband hates snakes, and he couldn’t get to work quick sufficient.
‘It’s not what you need to see very first thing within the morning, I believe it’s very irresponsible to let it free.’
Regardless of one native estimating the animal to be 18 foot lengthy and 6 stone in weight, it’s unclear precisely how large it’s.
The largest ever python found in Florida measured 17ft 7 after it was captured in June.
The Southern Daily Echo reported that the snake had been seen on Ribble Close and said that a local pet shop had identified it as an albino Burmese Python.
Mrs Warwick said she saw people in the house pushing the animal out of the window before it crashed onto a Hyundai i10 hatchback below.
Another neighbour is then said to have ‘looked after it’ in her conservatory until its owner eventually arrived to put his exotic pet’s great escape to an end.
Nearby residents decided to knock on the door of a neighbour who used to keep snakes, thinking it might be hers.
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The woman – 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.’
She added: ‘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.’
The woman then called the man who owns the snake and he eventually turned up to take it back to his house a short distance away.
Last month the RSPCA warned that snake bites are becoming more common in the UK due to a rise in exotic pets.
The organisation is aware of the Chandlers Ford incident.
Its 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.
‘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.’
She continued: ‘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.’
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