ORLANDO (WESH/CNN) - “I don’t like snakes. No snakes. No snakes,” said Lenny Lichtman, who saw something in his home that almost knocked him off his feet. Lichtman said when he came back from taking out the garbage, he saw a snake in his pantry.
He called 911.
“I thought I was hallucinating, I swear to God,” Lichtman said. “I told the lady, ‘Don’t laugh when I tell you this.’”
Orange County Fire Rescue responders came to his home. One firefighter checked the area and, Lichtman said, “She says it’s a four-to-five foot python. I’m over there outside smoking my cancer sticks, flipping. Why? You wouldn’t be flipping?”
Firefighters got a pillow case from Lichtman and put the snake outside it. They took it to Gatorland, where the python has a new home, far away from Lichtman.
“They told me it was somebody’s pet, number one. Number two, you leave the window and garage door closed,” he said.
He is taking that advice as he still walks around the house on eggshells.
Gatorland says pythons are non venomous and native to Africa.
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