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It was in there for 2 months!!!!

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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Michigan Woman Finds Python in Secondhand Couch

Dec 31, 2013 3:25pm

We’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but now snakes in a couch?

Two months after a Michigan woman moved a secondhand couch she found on a curb into her bedroom, she said she discovered a giant snake had been lurking under the cushions.

“I picked this couch up off the street and it’s been in my bedroom for a couple months, and today we found a python inside the couch,”  Holly Wright said in a video obtained by ABC News’ Grand Rapids affiliate  WZZM-TV.

Wright even said she had cleaned the couch when she first took it home but never saw the reptile.

Wright said, to her surprise, her mystery roommate revealed itself over the weekend when it tried to slither out of the couch, possibly in search of food or warmth, she said.

With the couch flipped upside-down, a video taken by Wright and her boyfriend showed what appeared to be a lethargic snake stuck halfway between the cushion area and under the couch.

“It’s pretty big. We don’t know what kind of snake it is for sure,” Wright said after she prodded it with the hook from a plastic hanger.

She said the snake died before she could get help for it.

“Funny, my room almost feels a little empty now,” she told WZZM. “It’s been really sad actually to realize all this time I was in proximity to that animal (that) was probably suffering.”

by on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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There was an episode like this on Big Bang Theory when they picked up a second hand recliner. Personally I'd be more concerned with bed bugs.

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Yeah, me too! What a pain to deal with!

Quoting lizzielouaf:

There was an episode like this on Big Bang Theory when they picked up a second hand recliner. Personally I'd be more concerned with bed bugs.


LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

This happened in my city, decades ago...

... how do you lose track of a python, that's what I don't understand! Forgot you had it?

pixie92
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Its a boa.
AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 2, 2014 at 2:21 AM
Poor snake. She must not have had a cat or small dog or it would have popped up sooner
Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jan. 2, 2014 at 3:17 AM
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Such a shame, the suffering of that animal.

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Jan. 2, 2014 at 3:20 AM
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It speaks volumes about this woman that she could have compassion for the suffering snake.  She must be a kind-hearted lady indeed!

It's sad when people abandon pets, or just become careless/negligent.  This could have ended horribly!  There was a case a few years back where a pet python got out of its cage after being starved for too long and killed the new baby.  (Probably the new baby that was the reason it wasn't being fed!)  Thankfully this snake just hid instead of searching through for smaller prey.

Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2014 at 3:21 AM
Quoting lizzielouaf:

There was an episode like this on Big Bang Theory when they picked up a second hand recliner. Personally I'd be more concerned with bed bugs.



I have never seen or experienced bed bugs but after watching a episode of infested my skin crawls every time I read anything about them.

I would have freaked out! But I wish it didn't have to die.
DivingDiva
by Gold Member on Jan. 2, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Poor snake. Abandoning a pet of any species is wrong.

survivorinohio
by René on Jan. 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

I am soo afraid of them! I need a bed so bad and I am so afraid of used mattresses!!!  I havent ever had a new one in my life but times are different now. 

Quoting lizzielouaf:

There was an episode like this on Big Bang Theory when they picked up a second hand recliner. Personally I'd be more concerned with bed bugs.


How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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