Monty the friendly neighbourhood Carpet Python
Monty slithers from house to house in search of food and water. He is now over 2m (6ft) in length and often turns up in the most oddest of places. After I came back from school, Monty had moved over to the new extensions and was happily making his way into the roof space.
Carpet Pythons are non venomous snakes that mainly feast on small rodents. On the occasion, a large one like Monty will eat a bat, chicken or small dog.
I just had to touch his tail ( much to my children's horror ). They are so smooth.