Surprise: Couple Finds 3-Foot Python in Couch
It was left behind by a former tenant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2014 3:47 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Loose change, the TV remote, your lost car keys—typical stuff found underneath the couch cushions. But a 3-foot-long python? That's what a Long Island couple discovered while cleaning. The Suffolk County SPCA says Peter Wang and his wife were sprucing up a basement apartment that had recently been vacated when the wife removed one of the cushions from the couch and saw the snake. The SPCA says the non-venomous Ball Python belonged to a former tenant and was going to be cared for by an upstairs tenant when it got loose. Ball Pythons are legal to own. No charges have been filed.

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Jun 18, 2014 1:30 PM CDT
Awwww, he's cute!
Jun 18, 2014 10:07 AM CDT
3 foot python is a small python. I had a rock boa that grew to 6 feet. He was a good pet but towards the end he got to be too expensive to feed (rabbit every week 8-10 $ on a kids allowance isn't doable) also got to be heavy to hold and started to outgrow his 50 gallon terrarium.
Jun 17, 2014 7:16 PM CDT
Finding a snake in a couch would be one of my worst nightmares... Not a fan of snakes.