A chilly python was found curled up behind a fridge to stay warm during the cool weather in Thailand.
Shocked homeowner Worapot Torsanlee, 60, found the clever 13ft-long snake trying to squeeze its huge body behind the mini-refrigerator of his kitchen in Udon Thani province on January 2.
The python was basking in the warm air blown out of the fridge – a process that keeps the inside cold.
Worapot called the animal rescuers for help who arrived with a long catching rod to extract the animal out of the kitchen.
The aggressive 50kg snake resisted the rescue volunteers and kept hissing at them with its mouth opened revealing its sharp fangs.
After almost half an hour, the team was able to pull it out and dragged it out of the narrow space between the fridge and the wall.
One of the rescuers said the python was one of the biggest snakes they have seen this year.
He said: ‘It has the width of a human being’s thighs. It did not want to leave its warm space behind the refrigerator.’
The homeowner thanked the rescuers who took the reptile with them to release into the wild.
State meteorologist Phuwiang Prakhammin said that winter will be colder and longer than previous years. He expected the cool season to last for approximately 122 days until mid-February, with average lows of 20C to 21C nationwide throughout the entire season, however, temperatures are much lower in northern parts of Thailand.