Australian police discover enormous python blocking road

“Seizing the opportunity for a quick photo, Sergeant Ben Tome sent his colleague, Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny, out of the car to stand next to the giant. “Not fond of the police attention, the scrub python made his way quickly off the road so the officers could continue on their way.” Despite giving the officers a scare, this was not an exceptionally large scrub python, with the non-venomous species typically growing up to seven metres in length. Native to Australia, they are the country’s longest snake and are adept at climbing trees, according to Australia Zoo. “These snakes spend much of their time in trees, waiting for the perfect prey ambush,” the zoo says. “The scrub python is also well known for his grumpy attitude. It doesn’t take much to get this bloke upset! “Generally they are a very shy python who does not like to be disturbed. They will hiss loudly when aroused, but won’t bite unless provoked.” Read more…
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