June 16, 2012
Police are used to dealing with slippery customers, but even they got a shock when they uncovered a three-metre python at a home in Sydney's south.
The large snake was slithering around a property in Chifley, which officers visited as part of an investigation into suspected burglaries.
Expert animal handlers had to be called in to help seize the serpent and detectives are now investigating if its owners had a permit for the pet.
Police were searching the home after pulling over a car in North Sydney on Friday and allegedly discovering stolen goods, a knife and housebreaking tools.
The male driver, 25, and a male passenger, 32, were arrested and charged with handling stolen goods and possession of housebreaking implements.
The younger man was also charged with motoring offences.
Both are due to appear at Sydney courts in July.