Two pythons, similar to the one in this photo, turned up in man's backyard just days apart (AFP)High school teacher James Geist was shocked when what he thought was a fallen tree branch in his backyard turned out to be a 16-foot albino python.
"Dispatch told me to stay away, and I'm not a fan of snakes so I wasn't going to go near the thing," Geist told The Bergen Record.
But just four days later the 46-year-old New Jersey resident spotted a second python in his back yard.
And while the first python was "docile" the second one, which is 10-feet-long, reportedly snapped at police a few times before the same snake handler who had just been there earlier in the week showed up to help.
"I would rather face a black bear than a python," he said.
Still, that sounds less frightening than a 2010 incident during which police found a hungry albino python resting on top of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine while raiding a suspected drug dealer's apartment.
Earlier in July, a 12-foot python was recovered in Massachusetts after it bit a man.
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