Man finds python coiled up in cereal box

Jarred Smith of Sydney, Australia, got a healthy dose of horror when he went to pour himself a simple bowl of corn flakes last Tuesday. In addition to the cereal, Smith also found a diamond python had made itself at home inside the box.

“I peaked in the box, saw its head pop out,” Smith told Daily Telegraph. “That’s when I dropped my food on the counter and bolted for the door.”

Smith and his dad alerted NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) who came to the home and ended up ripping the box off of the tightly coiled snake.

“It’s likely it was hiding in there to feel secure,” WIRES member Chris McGreal told local media. That’s kind of funny considering that “secure” is something that Smith and his dad will probably never feel again.

The mostly harmless snake was then released back in the wild. As for Smith and his dad, well, they’ll never reach for a bowl of cereal without first taking a look inside again.

Still, this is Australia, so the continent pretty much belongs to terrifying animals. They are just kind enough to let people live on it.

[Daily Telegraph]

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