On Thursday night, a 7 feet long python crawled inside a BMC employee’s house in Bhandup. Vinay Dhoble was in the shock of his life as he saw the python inside his washroom in the one-room kitchen apartment on the ground floor. The python had coiled in the Indian-style washroom of Dhoble’s house.
The snake jumped at Dhoble and he ran out of the washroom. Very smartly, he took his wife and two sons out of the house informing their neighbours too. One of his neighbours contacted an NGO that rescues snakes and they identified the snake as a large, non- venomous rock python found in deserts and forests.
Rock pythons are not known to kill humans but their bites have quite a harmful grip. Volunteers of the NGO then reached the municipal quarters around 2 pm and they ran behind him for 45 minutes before getting a hold on to his body by using a hook to pull the snake out. The snake released in the forest later.
Another snake was found across the streets of the Dhoble residence. Experts told Times Now that the snakes must’ve escaped from the pipeline while chasing a rodent from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.