Residents of Dolphin Estate in Lagos State were shocked when a python was discovered and subsequently killed in the area.
The story was shared by Tweep using the handle #Realolaudah on Monday.
According to the X user, residents of the area found themselves confused and fearful in the wake of this startling discovery.
The social media post highlighted the prevailing sense of unease and fear among the residents since the python’s presence became known.
All Legit News learnt that the snake’s size contributed to the anxiety.
Upon investigating the incident, it was revealed that the property where the python was found belonged to a young man who was currently absent, leaving only his driver in the quarters.
The user disclosed that the neighboring house where the snake appeared kept pet dogs, and the owners had noticed a pattern of puppies going missing after giving birth.
The driver in the quarters had a ceiling that was vulnerable, which allowed the snake to enter and fall.
The X user added that that snake immediately assumed a defensive position, ready to attack.
This prompted the owner of the property to sought the help of a friend in Parkview Estate who possessed a licensed shotgun.
He arrived and successfully killed the snake.
The X user added: “It was also reported that several cats that loitered in ceilings have been missing.
“Reasoning: The snake came to fetch the cats and dog puppies to eat. It is not the first time, but last night became its last.
Its destination is the next house where the puppies are kept.
“Lesson: The houses in the Estate have been unoccupied for so long, and the compounds are overgrown with shrubs and looking forest-like. They will harbour reptiles like this. We MUST care about our environment.”