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Couple call police after finding 5ft python in their bedroom in Dudley


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A couple found themselves in a slippery situation this week after they spotted a five-foot snake in their bedroom.

The terrified pair, who live in Quarry Bank, Dudley, called the police and explained they had no idea where it came from – but said they had a big item delivered the day before.

West Midlands Police said three student officers attended the address and were directed to a front bedroom which the couple had managed to close the door to keep the snake inside.

Student officers placed the snake in a box with holes
Image: Student officers placed the snake in a box with holes. Pic: West Midlands Police

The couple said they were not sure if the snake had been hiding in the box or if had slithered in through a pipe.

After a long search, it was located on top of a cabinet wrapped around a vanity mirror.

The officers used batons to carefully lift the yellow snake.

It was placed in a shoe box with holes in before officers contacted Manor Vets, Halesowen, who took the snake in overnight until the RSPCA were able to attend.

A vet informed the officers that it was a female python of a mature age.

The snake had a few lumps and old injuries, but was very friendly and was generally otherwise in good health, police said.

 Sky News

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Written by: Rother Radio News

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