Went to the university this morning and met a young Italian friend of mine
for coffee .
She is about 5 foot nothing and suitably teeny weeny. SHe looked traumatised.
She has a pet python, Toby
She keeps him in a vivarium at night and lets him out in the day "so he can run around the flat".
On Wednesday night she forgot to put him in his box. When she woke in the morning he was stretched out on her duvet with his head on the pillow and his tail dangling off the end of the bed (he is 8 feet long
Concerned about this she carted him off to the vet, saying he was sick. The vet said he was in excellent health and asked her what made her think this. She told him what had happened. The vet said, koff, it was normal python behaviour and that he was measuring her.
She haas him locked up, advertised for sale on the internet and she wedges a chair against her bedroom door at night.
"It's a betrayal of trust," she whined.