A couple was rattled to see a huge 16 foot python under their car’s bonnet. While the British couple was holidaying in South Africa, they witnessed this huge snake slither through the grass and crawl up under their car’s bonnet. The incident happened in Kruger National Park and the couple, Marlene Swart and Leon Swanepoel who were on a lion-seeing expedition couldn’t believe their eyes while they watched the huge reptile disappearing under their car and on their bonnet engine, in no mood to move away.
Mr Swanepoel, 51 and Ms Swart, 38, were then forced to bear a three mile journey to a close by guard point with the python in tow. Ms Swart said: ‘It was certainly a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget.” Fortunately, the snake was picked up and it slithered away without doing any harm to anyone, including the car.
The Kruger National Park is the biggest game reserve in South Africa, visited by 9,50,000 people each year, and has as many as 114 reptiles, 147 mammals and 507 miles across the 7332 square miles stretch. The said snake which was found in the car is an African Rock Python, the largest snake in the African continent with females as long as 16 foot while males extend to 14 foot.
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