Couple surprised to find 3-foot-long ball python hiding in couch


Two Long Island residents, a married couple, were cleaning a recently vacated basement apartment when one removed a couch cushion and discovered a Ball Python, shown here.

The Suffolk County SPCA said the non-venomous critter belonged to the former tenant, and that another tenant upstairs had agreed to care for it, but it got loose. Ball Pythons are legal to own in New York, and no charges were filed.