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Swedish woman finds dead python on road

Swedish woman finds dead python on road

Published: 02 Aug 2012 17:31 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Aug 2012 17:31 GMT+02:00

Kajsa Arnoldsson, 32, found the restful reptile in the middle of the road outside her parents' house in Långedrag, a suburban area west of Gothenburg.

“I was both surprised and interested to find it there,” Arnoldsson told The Local.

“My mother on the other hand was really scared, fearing it could be a poisonous snake, like an adder or something.”

Arnoldsson swiftly uploaded a photo of the reptile to Facebook in order to seek help in identifying it. However, it was quickly determined that it was neither a grass snake nor an adder, which is the only venomous snake in Sweden.

“Someone on the forum said it was an exotic snake called Diamond Python,” said Arnoldsson.

The Diamond Python is a subspecies of carpet python (Morelia spilota) and is not a poisonous snake. Its natural habitat is south-eastern Australia.

Asked if anyone has contacted her about their missing pet-snake, Arnoldsson explained that so far no one knows where the snake came from.

“It's just been left to its fate, for insects to eat it,” she said laughing.

Salomon Rogberg

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Your comments about this article

18:58 August 2, 2012 by Rishonim
My guess is that it probably belonged to an upstanding well read person. You know the type I am talking about? Those who can easily discern and make invalid the reasoning of Occam's razor.
20:17 August 2, 2012 by muscle
"It's just been left to its fate, for insects to eat it," she said laughing.

hmm how is this funny ? or intresting to laugh about
20:48 August 2, 2012 by Stonebridge
Please Local get someone who can write correct English.

"..as to where it possibly have come from."

How about, "..as to where it COULD possibly have come from."

"..her parents' house." Apostrophe after the s please for possessive plural.

"... to seek help in IDENTIFYING the creature."

" It was quickly determined THAT IT WAS was neither a grass snake NOR an ..."

What a silly pointless article.
10:25 August 3, 2012 by robban70226
well.. A dead python snake is a good snake...
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