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Erika Owen
April 12, 2017

When you enter a hotel room, you generally know what to expect: a tightly made bed, tiny containers of soap and shampoo, a robe if you're lucky — but a python hiding in a drawer? Not so much.

This is exactly what one housekeeper found upon entering a room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Worcester, Massachusetts. After opening a drawer, she was greeted by a five-and-a-half-foot ball python.

After a quick search, I did find that it is legal to own all species of pythons (aside from those deemed rare or unlawful) in Massachusetts, so this isn't as surprising as it could be. The thought is that the previous guest left the snake in the room after checking out the night before.

Or maybe they forgot their beloved pet snake (like what happened recently on a flight to Alaska). Who knows?

According to Travel Mole, Animal Control was called to come pick up the python. The website spoke with Rod Dzivasen, general manager of Central Mass Aquatics, who shared a few observations: "They're usually pretty docile. Why on earth they had him in a hotel room is beyond me."

According to Dzivasen, the snake appeared unharmed.

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