Friday, November 28, 2014   |   4,206 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Giant snake learns how to open doors


Posted on Sunday, 23 June, 2013 | Comment icon 43 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Youtube

 
Footage of a snake that seems to have figured out how to open doors has surfaced on YouTube.

People who suffer from a fear of snakes may want to give this one a miss - one giant albino python has found a way to deal with the usually impenetrable barrier that a door represents by rising up and leaning against the handle until it opens. Footage of the incident has been circulating online with debate raging over whether its genuine or if the incident was staged.

A recent study determined that lizards can exhibit intelligent behavior such as solving puzzles to help them find food. Regarded to be as intelligent as some vertebrates, it's certainly not outside the realm of possibility that a snake could figure out how to open a door.

"These findings upended previous assumptions about how higher intelligence is limited to social species with varied daily diets."

  View: Full article |  Source: Live Science

  Discuss: View comments (43)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #34 Posted by coolguy on 24 June, 2013, 4:11
Could be fake,but that snake is huge its a Burmese they are nasty snakes. I hope they are carefull this snake can kill her.i use to like snakes no more.
Comment icon #35 Posted by pallidin on 24 June, 2013, 4:42
Yeah, I don't think I would have that type of snake running loose in my house. Especially if there are pets, children, or any humans for that matter.
Comment icon #36 Posted by EllJay on 24 June, 2013, 4:43
Geeezuz, pythons opening doors!! What's next???.....pythons packing UZI's??
Comment icon #37 Posted by Wickian on 24 June, 2013, 12:33
Thank god all of my doors are knobs...
Comment icon #38 Posted by EllJay on 24 June, 2013, 19:43
Ooh, they will learn that too. I'm installing safe-locks on my doors. 31-left, 24-right, 19-left, 88-left, 7-right , break that you oversized worm.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 24 June, 2013, 20:35
I doubt it was fake, since I saw the same snake try the same thing on another door. The article notes the snake was trained to do it.... Bathroom doors can be easier to open than IE Front doors ( Front doors can be heavier ) The second door the snake was trying to open, looked more like a front door to me..... With that aside, the poor snake is long dead, he died from an infection back in 2012..This was mentioned in the article.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 25 June, 2013, 16:23
i believe animals are amazingly smart and clever and have done amazing things that shock people.i am not that surprised really to be more than honest.i believe anything is possible so.that's just me and etc.and yeah anything is possible one just has to believe that's all.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Odds on 26 June, 2013, 9:27
My Staffy could open doors, too old to jump that high now. Plus when we moved it's all knobs on the doors now. No more late night wake ups thinking someone broke in, lol. But i want this snake. Just with locks.
Comment icon #42 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:15
WOW...Hopefully they won't be able to open locked doors.
Comment icon #43 Posted by ivancorey on 4 September, 2014, 7:16
Surely this is hoax,, I have this Victorian door bought from this , for all we know Victorian doors are not that hard because it is like cork in the inside,, just as that door. So how come even my 2 adult dogs don't even know how to securely open the door and so with that snake that no options but to crawl?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
World's tallest man meets world's shortest
Posted 11-15-2014 | 7 comments
The remarkable meeting of opposite extremes was organized to celebrate Guinness World Records Day....
 
'Deceased' Polish woman wakes up in morgue
Posted 11-15-2014 | 14 comments
91-year-old Janina Kolkiewicz had been declared dead 11 hours before waking up inside a body bag....
 
Woman is run over by her own dog in a car
Posted 11-13-2014 | 43 comments
An Australian woman was injured when her dog accidentally knocked the handbrake and ran her over....
 
Snake emerges from toilet, attacks woman
Posted 11-6-2014 | 40 comments
A Thai woman has ended up in hospital after a large python slithered out of her bathroom toilet....
 
Man set to be eaten alive by giant snake
Posted 11-5-2014 | 85 comments
Paul Rosolie will don a special suit so that he can be eaten by an anaconda for an upcoming documentary....
 
'Creepy clown' attacks prompt ban in France
Posted 10-31-2014 | 15 comments
A town in France has officially banned people from dressing up as clowns following a spate of assaults....
 
'Celtic cross' discovered in Mars photograph
Posted 10-20-2014 | 200 comments
A strange cross-shaped pattern with a circle around it has been spotted on the surface of Mars....
 
Police apprehend 'crocodile' in Plymouth
Posted 10-19-2014 | 17 comments
Officers were called out this week after a panicked resident reported seeing a crocodile in their garden....
 
Family flee home as spiders 'bleed from walls'
Posted 10-17-2014 | 78 comments
A couple were forced to leave home after their house became infested with thousands of spiders....
 
Creepy clowns appear across Bakersfield
Posted 10-14-2014 | 36 comments
Police have launched an investigation after people in clown costumes started showing up around the city....
 
Firm sends burger and chips in to space
Posted 10-11-2014 | 16 comments
A fast food firm has become the first to send a sample of their cuisine in to orbit using a balloon....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ