The snake, a Reticulated Malaysian Python, was found underneath the stretch wrap lying ontop of the upper level of cases of tiles.
This one was a mere baby at 4ft long and about 6 months old. Adults can grow to over 8.7 m (28 feet) in length but normally grow to an average of 3-6 m (10–20 feet). They are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptile, but are not the most heavily built. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans. Although large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported.
An excellent swimmer, Python reticulatus has been reported far out at sea and has colonized many small islands within its range. The specific name is Latin meaning net-like, or reticulated, and is a reference to the complex color pattern.
Despite it’s long journey from China the Python was stil alive!
The local Amphibian and Reptile rescue centre came to take the snake away and is now in good hands.