COUNTY NEWS: Large python found in Sussex bungalow

A house clearance led to the shocking discovery of a huge exotic snake in a cupboard at a Sussex house.

The python discovered in an airing cupboard
The python discovered in an airing cupboard

The 13ft albino Burmese python was spotted hiding in an airing cupboard at the property in Ore on Friday (April 8).

Catherine Payne and Kenneth Harris, co-owners of Hastings Reptile Rescue, were called out by the man who made the surprise discovery.

Catherine said: “We were called by a man who was clearing an empty bungalow in Ore. He was drawn to the airing cupboard as he could see a red light coming from within.

“To his surprise when he opened the door a huge snake stared back him. He promptly closed the door, called us and we arrived roughly 20 minutes later.

“We had been told it was a big snake but we were certainly not expecting a beautiful 13ft albino Burmese python to be coiled up in a tiny cupboard with no heat and water.

“We transported her back to our home. After inspection she seems healthy enough bar being a bit dehydrated and under-fed.

“She’s a little nervous but is generally a lovely snake. She is doing well and settling into a much bigger living space now.”

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