African Rock Python

On the night we arrived at our lodge, this poor snake was accidentally trapped under the electric fence surrounding the lodge. It was repeatedly zapped by a 9000 volt shock until one of the rangers rescued it. Initially they thought it was dead, but soon they noticed that it was still breathing. After nursing it back to health, and keeping it warm through the night, the dazed python was released the next afternoon, and we were invited to film it. Tony hastily compiled a list of interesting facts and was sent to crouch down within a metre of the snake. Usually pythons would make a hasty retreat, but this one was still injured, so it kept still long enough for us to film it. Despite this, Tony had to get it right first time, which he did brilliantly. Although he does look slightly uncomfortable when the rock python starts to move towards him.