Man finds python in cereal box

Man finds python in cereal box

A man found a python in a cereal box.

Jared Smith, 22, was cooking in the kitchen of his Sydney apartment when he noticed the two-metre long snake tucked inside a box of cornflakes.

He quickly called the New South Wales Wildlife, Information, Rescue and Education Service, who were forced to tear open the box to remove the diamond python and return it to the wild.

The team believe the reptile had hidden inside the cereal box to feel "secure".

Jared told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I peeked in the box, saw its head pop out, and that's when I dropped my food on the counter and bolted for the door.

"The python was over two metres long and I couldn't believe it was jammed into this small cereal box.

"When I got there I actually had to tear the box to get it out, that's how tightly squeezed in it was.

"It's likely it was hiding in there to feel secure."