Hampshire man attacked by 11ft python that crept into his conservatory

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Chris Byrne says snake ‘nicked my arm and drew blood’ when he encountered the reptile in his home

The owners of conservatories are used to dealing with the odd creature that creeps in – wasps, bees, moths. But Rob Byrne had a much bigger beast to tackle when an 11ft-long (3-metre) reticulated python slithered in through the window of his sunroom in a Hampshire village and gave him a nip.

Byrne said he had been locking up his conservatory doors when he noticed a movement at a set of blinds. “It tried to bite me and coil around me. It nicked my arm and drew blood,” he said. “My wife and granddaughter came into the conservatory, saw it, and screamed.”

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