A five-meter python crawled into the kitchen and tried to swallow a pensioner (5 photos)

Category: Animals, PEGI 0+
11 April 2024

In South Africa, a huge python crawled into the house where a pensioner lived and tried to swallow her whole.

One night, 62-year-old Sharon Norton heard a noise and thought a thief had broken into the house. There was no light due to a power outage, so she, armed with a heavy baking sheet and a flashlight, headed to the kitchen in complete darkness. To the woman’s surprise, instead of the thief, a five-meter snake was waiting for her in the kitchen.

“My heart sank when I saw her jaws in the light of a flashlight. I hit her on the head with all my might several times, and she retreated with an angry hiss. These animals can eat a whole antelope, and I’m only 157 centimeters. If If I got into her mouth, there would hardly be anything that would prevent her from swallowing me whole,” said Sharon Norton.

Norton suspects the python was preying on her dogs. She breeds Yorkshire Terriers and has had 15 pets in the past. Now there are only 11 of them left. The rest were eaten by three snakes that entered the house.

The reptile was caught by a snake catcher called by a woman. According to his conclusion, it was an Ethiopian python, distributed in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Congo, Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Angola and Botswana. Such snakes grow up to 5.8 meters in length.

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