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WATCH: Surprise! Woman Finds 16-Foot-Long Python Hanging In Her Bedroom

Jun 23, 2016 10:56 AM EDT
High-Yellow Sorong Amethystine Scrub Python
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On Monday, a woman in Queensland, Australia woke up to a surprise: a 16-foot-long python has found its way inside her bedroom.

While most people would probably be terrified, Tricia Hibbered seemed composed. In fact, she even managed to take a video of the python using her mobile phone, where the gigantic snake was seen dangling on the walls, stretching through the other room.

She posted the video on her Facebook account.

The video immediately went viral, with some people freaking out about the fact that Hibberd was not bothered by the sight of it.

In response to the comments, Hibberd shared that the python had been living on her roof for years. According to her, she first saw the python, which she named "Monty" (perhaps after the famous British comedy group), in 2012.

"He used to slither down into the pool area for a feed & a drink then slither back up just before sunrise unless he had a tummy full of food & got stuck. Am pretty happy that he's gone. Snake catcher said he was a kangaroo killer!" she wrote.

According to ABC, Hibberd, together with her friend Julie Birrell, managed to trap the python inside the room before calling the snake catcher around 4:30 a.m.

"We walked into the bedroom and it was hanging from the curtain drapes down to the bedside table - and that was only a third of him," the snake catcher told ABC.

"We locked ourselves in the bedroom and grabbed him around the neck. He coiled around my arm but we managed to put him a container," he added.

Express said Monty was set free in a sewage pond within the Cassowary Coast Regional Council area, where it will help combat the rat infestation.

Scrub python, or Morelia amethistina, is the longest non-venomous snake in Australia. It was given the name of amethistina because of its amethyst color. According to Largest, Fastest, Smartest blog, the snake, which can grow up to 26 feet, is an ambush predator that usually hunts at night.

Seems like Australia does have the knack for the most surprising animal encounters.

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