Over thirty years ago, I had my picture taken with a 20 foot long python called Monty.
It’s up in the roof in a box (I think) and I said if I found it, I’d post it.
Well I’ve gone one better.
In town today, I had my picture taken with a couple of rather large reptiles.
One was a 15 foot Albino Burmese python, aged about 5 years.
My expression on the right is surprise at how heavy he was!
He was cute though and loved me judging by the cuddle I was getting.
The little guy on the post behind me is a more traditional python, and wasn’t interested in giving me a full frontal.
I should point out that snakes don’t bother me. Neither do mice (but spiders, yeah, I’m keeping well away which is why those pictures at the seal sanctuary were me at my bravest!) however, walks in the woods knowing adders (vipers) are around naturally make me wary and anxious about the dog’s safety.
Anyway, back to today.
This second chap was over thirty three feet long, and so heavy, I couldn’t hold him (or her, don’t know how to check the plumbing).
He was another Burmese python, twenty two years old, and if my Mum could have seen me today, I think she would’ve passed out.
Several people were ‘urghing’ and cringing whilst I was content to have them draped round my neck. At £2.50 a throw for a selfie, it was an extravagance but well worth it. They’re not slimy to the touch at all and are warm blooded.
MOH was more than a little surprised!
The rest of this magnificent specimen looped over the table and down to the floor.
The guy also had a couple of rather large rabbits in a cage and I said I hoped they weren’t the snakes’ dinner. He said No, just something to interest any of the young kids passing by today.
Bud was interested in them though.