Here’s a story that’s made with the stuff of nightmares for anyone with ophiophobia (fear of snakes). A monstrous six-meter python was discovered sleeping on the roof of a Bangkok home in the wee hours of the night on Friday.
Photos of the python quickly went viral this weekend after the Bangkok’s Bang Na district fire department took their encounter with the Jurassic Park-level snake to Facebook around 1am on Friday.
“Oh mama! We received a report regarding a python living under the roof of a house in Soi Lasalle 30,” the department captioned their post.
Officers reportedly arrived to find that the snake had stretched out across the roof, with its head near the door and it’s tail on the other side of the room.
The room is about 6-meters long, said the homeowner — thus, just enough space for the ginormous python to comfortably spread out and sleep.
“It was really difficult to get it down and even more difficult to put it in the sack,” the fire department wrote.
“But we succeeded… and the homeowner can sleep soundly again tonight.”
Homeowner Thanakorn Phongthai also took to Facebook with their message of appreciation for the department.
“Thanks for helping me catch the snake… you guys are very professional,” he wrote.
For those wondering what happened to the snake, the department says it has been transported to the Royal Forest Department where it will be released back to its natural habitat, in accordance with the regulation laid out by the Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.
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