A mum got the shock of her life when a gigantic python landed in her garden – with a video showing how four police officers were needed to move the animal’s bulky body.
Daniela, who has a six-year-old child and a toddler, saw the enormous snake when she opened the window to let in some air.
The pet python reportedly fell from the window of a fifth-floor flat in the municipality of Castellon de la Plana in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia and landed in the building’s interior courtyard.
Poor Daniela is not a massive fan of snakes and was worried about the danger the 8ft-long animal posed to her young children.
She said: “I immediately thought of my six-year-old and 10-month-old children and called the police.”
Local police officers and firefighters rushed to the building and removed the large python from the courtyard after finding that it wasn’t injured despite its huge fall.
Footage shows Spanish cops hold up the huge python after rescuing it from the courtyard where it fell.
It weighs so much that four people were needed to handle to the reptile.
The healthy snake was taken to a nearby police station where officers discovered it had not been chipped.
Fortunately, the snake’s owner soon visited the police station to claim his pet.
The unnamed man’s paperwork and insurance for the python were in order and he was allowed to take his large scaly pet home.
While pythons are not venomous, they are known to bite or constrict around an enemy when feeling threatened – or hungry.
It’s not clear how the python managed to fall from the fifth-floor apartment.
There are several species of python, with members of the family among the largest snakes in the world.
Burmese pythons can reach lengths of 5.74 metres (18.8ft) although 5 metres (16ft) is more typical for a fully-grown adult.
This comes after a seven-foot python on the loose in the UK has been reported to be likely “venomous” and “must be found”.