Mammoth python inside ATM shocks bank customer

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A huge python has been caught hiding inside an ATM.

A shocked customer heard the serpent moving around inside the machine when they went to make a withdrawal at a bank in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, on Tuesday (local time).

Animal handlers arrived and opened up the casing to reveal the mammoth killer reptile.

Animal rescuers retrieve a python from an ATM in Thailand.
A bank customer was shocked after finding a huge python while at the ATM. Source: Viral Press/Australscope

They joked it was "probably trying to get some money" because the "economy is not very good at the moment".

"The weather is getting a little bit cooler and there has been a bit of rain so the snake might actually have been looking for somewhere dry and warm," rescue team member Wat Cherinsuk said.

It was removed from the ATM and stuffed in a canvas bag before being driven away to be released into the wild.

A snake handler holds up the python.
The python was removed and released back into the wild. Source: Viral Press/Australscope

The reticulated python is found throughout Southeast Asia. 

They are common in Thailand where they live in forests, swamps, canals and even in cities, where they come into conflict with humans.

They can kill humans and regularly eat cats, dogs, birds, rats and other snakes.

– Australscope

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