Python found in the pantry of an Orlando homeowner

Lynette Rowe
May 25, 2017

The home was in the 11000 block of Stamfield Drive, near Central Florida Parkway and International Drive, according to WKMG ClickOrlando.

Lenny Lichtman opened the pantry Tuesday morning at his Orlando home and quickly noticed the large snake "rolled up like spaghetti" on the floor, he told WFTV.

"My heart was in my stomach, I thought I was going to catch a stroke or a heart attack". Lenny Lichtman is from NY - up there, he said, they don't have surprises like this. "It was pounding", Lichtman said.

He panicked and called 911.

Gatorland says pythons are non venomous and native to Africa.

He said he plans to "just keep the garage door closed and the windows closed and they can't get in".

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He said the incident has left him a little paranoid.

"Behind the orange thing here, where the cleaning utensils was, I look down and I see", Lichtman explained, "I said, that's a snake!"

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Lichtman says they told him it was a four-to-five foot python after grabbing it and storing it inside a pillow case.

Gatorland officials said the python was nice and calm, which made them think it was someone's pet and they abandoned it.

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