COUNTY NEWS: Large python found in Sussex bungalow

The python discovered in an airing cupboard

The python discovered in an airing cupboard

A house clearance led to the shocking discovery of a huge exotic snake in a cupboard at a Sussex house.

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.”

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