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Man finds python in his box of cornflakes

Posted on Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 | Comment icon 33 comments

The snake had curled up inside the cereal box because it felt safe. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Graysilver
Australian Jarred Smith got the shock of his life when he ventured in to his kitchen to make some lunch.
The unsuspecting 22-year-old discovered that an enormous snake, which later turned out to be a two-meter long diamond python, had taken up residence inside a cardboard cereal box.

Despite the small size of the box the snake had somehow managed to curl up inside and was almost completely out of view.

Smith got such a shock when he saw the reptile that he dropped his meal on the floor and ran in terror for the kitchen door.
Having alerted his father, who happened to be home at the time, he promptly called up the local wildlife rescue service and asked them to come and remove the snake from the house.

"The python was over 2m long and I couldnít believe it was jammed into this small cereal box," said animal expert Chris McGreal. "When I got there I actually had to tear the box to get it out, thatís how tightly squeezed in it was. Itís likely it was hiding in there to feel secure."

Fortunately diamond pythons are non-venomous but they can still leave a nasty bite.

Source: Independent | Comments (33)

Tags: Python, Cornflakes

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by Oniomancer on 11 March, 2015, 15:04
I guess now we know who hissed in his cornflakes.
Comment icon #25 Posted by paperdyer on 11 March, 2015, 17:49
So I guess we learned pythons like corn flakes.
Comment icon #26 Posted by theotherguy on 11 March, 2015, 22:23
It's stuff like this that makes a person stick to toast. Yeah, but toast always has Virgin Marys parading around. I recommend scrambled eggs.
Comment icon #27 Posted by XenoFish on 12 March, 2015, 0:11
Comment icon #28 Posted by DefenceMinisterMishkin on 12 March, 2015, 0:11
Comment icon #29 Posted by XenoFish on 12 March, 2015, 0:16
I found a better one but considered that it might not be cool with the UM mod squad.
Comment icon #30 Posted by jarjarbinks on 12 March, 2015, 3:13
maybe im kinda stupid but a 2m python must weight like 30 times a box of cornflakes... no?
Comment icon #31 Posted by RedSquirrel on 12 March, 2015, 3:19
He should be happy. Look up how much a python costs, he got a bargain.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Realm on 12 March, 2015, 6:38
Best laugh I've had in days there! That's one of my favorite cat pics.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Realm on 12 March, 2015, 6:44
You'd think when he picked up a 22 pound box of corn flakes, something was amiss.

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