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Wed, 11 Mar, 2015

Man finds 2 metre python in his Corn Flakes box

Man finds 2 metre python in his Corn Flakes box

When Sydney man, Jarred Smith, 22, went to the kitchen for his usual breakfast of Corn Flakes, he got the shock of his life.

Instead of those crunchy golden flakes, Smith found a gigantic two metre python curled up inside.

While snakes have been found in residential pools and even laundry baskets, this is perhaps the first time it has decided to seek shelter in a cereal box.

“I peaked in the box, saw its head pop out and that’s when I dropped my food on the counter and bolted for the door,” said Smith, who lives in Davidson on the northern beaches.

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) were called and WIRES member Chris McGreal rescued the diamond python and returned it to nearby bushland.

“The python was over two-metres long and I couldn’t believe it was jammed into this small cereal box,” Mr McGreal said, continuing, “When I got there I actually had to tear the box to get it out, that’s how tightly squeezed in it. It’s likely it was hiding in there to feel secure.”

Despite their intimidating size, Diamond pythons are considered placid, timid and generally harmless, unless aggravated. 

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