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Reticulated Pythons Take Over Home

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Reticulated python poking his head out from ceiling. Image generated by AATG using Midjourney

Imagine coming home one day to find that your house has been invaded, not by burglars or pests, but by reticulated pythons. This happened to an unsuspecting homeowner in Malaysia who discovered that a group of these massive reptiles had taken up residence in the ceiling of their house.

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The Reticulated Python: A Brief Overview

Close up photos of a reticulated python. Image by Susanne Jutzeler via Pexels

Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snakes, with some reaching up to 19 feet in length. They are also the third heaviest snakes, with some weighing up to 160 pounds.

These snakes are native to South and Southeast Asia and are known for their beautiful and distinctive geometric patterns. Despite their size, they are excellent swimmers and climbers – which explains how they ended up in the ceiling of a house.

The Unseen Benefits

While seeing these massive creatures in one’s home can be terrifying, there is a silver lining. Reticulated pythons are known for their voracious appetites.

Thus, the homeowner may never experience a problem with mice, rats, or bats crawling around their ceiling ever again.

The Flamethrower Solution

Giant Python Takes Over Malaysian Home
Python. Image via Depositphotos.

Many of our initial reactions would be to take drastic measures against the snakes, with some commentors on the video even suggesting the homeowner uses flamethrowers. However, it’s crucial to remember that these living creatures play a vital role in our ecosystem.

Instead of resorting to harmful methods, professional wildlife removal services should be contacted to handle the situation safely and humanely.

The Video

u/batmaninwonderland, r/natureismetal, Reddit


Remember, if you ever find yourself sharing your home with a group of the world’s longest snakes, don’t panic. Contact a professional, and take a moment to appreciate the incredible spectacle of nature’s power and resilience.

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