March 05, 2021

A Cold-Blooded Eviction



A Cold-Blooded Eviction
Do you need legs to claim squatter's rights? Isabela Kronemberger | unsplash.com

It's not uncommon for random things to get left behind after a move, like useless furniture, heavy books, or half-used jars of spices. However, when a resident in the village Naziya (Leningrad Region) cleaned out their apartment, they left behind an interesting resident: a 13-foot long python

Apparently, the creature had been living there unattended for 3 months before federal authorities were able to come and kindly escort the scaly inhabitant from his lodgings. Luckily for the snake, the kind (and very brave) residents of the apartment building had taken it upon themselves to feed the creature while it was left alone. 

Residents and authorities also tried to locate the serpent’s rightful owner but to no luck. So instead the snake was transported to the St. Petersburg Zoo where it will be able to live rent-free for as long as it pleases. 

Somehow this isn't the only case we've covered within the past year of a lengthy python being found somewhere it should not be. 

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