When you have boiler problems (as we all do from time to time), chances are that the last thing you would expect to find when investigating the issue is a 5ft royal python wrapped around your appliance, wouldn’t you agree?
But this is exactly what happened to one hapless homeowner in Islington, north London late in July. According to the BBC, the brown and gold snake was confined by police before being released “without charge” and then collected by the RSPCA, with the charity caring for it at its Putney Animal Hospital.
Lisa Miller, RSPCA animal collection officer, explained that animals often make their way towards heat sources if they find themselves on the outside of their vivariums.
“We’re not sure who owns the Royal Python but he is in good condition so could have escaped from his home, and gravitated towards the cosy boiler cupboard to keep warm,” she went on to say.
While you may not ever have to deal with a python at home, if you do have any plumbing issues at all get in touch with East Lothian plumbers Postcode Plumbers and we’ll be able to come out and help, no matter what the problem.
We’ve been providing our services across Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders for more than 30 years and have built up a very loyal customer base in this time – so you know you can trust us to get the job done. Get in touch for a free estimate and advice within 24 hours.