Woman finds 4-foot python in used sofa

Next time you go fishing for the TV remote or loose change under the seat cushions, keep in mind what a Michigan woman found in her second-hand couch.

A python.

"It's been living in the couch for like two months in my bedroom and I had no idea," Holly Wright, of Grand Rapids, told WZZM-TV. "It looks pretty big."

She and her boyfriend found the "free" couch at the curb and lugged it home. Nothing seemed suspicious.

"We smelled it and everything; it looked OK," she said. "We peeled off the cushions, cleaned it up, never saw anything."

Until Saturday, when the 4-foot-long constrictor emerged, appearing "very lethargic."

"It just kinda popped its head out," Wright said. "I think it came out of the couch because it was dying."

She and her boyfriend flipped the couch over, ripped the side, removed the snake with a coat hanger and put it in a box. But the python -- Wright initially believed it was a boa constrictor -- had apparently gone too long without food and died before they could get help for it.

"Funny, my room almost feels a little empty now," Wright said.


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