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.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.