This may be old but came across it last year.articles included “killer snakes capable of crushing small child” it’s about the aesculapian snakes on regents canal. As soon as you tell someone a snake can push 6 foot they loose they're minds. The fact they could slide through a toilet roll tube with room to spare means nothing.
There is something captivating about a snake particularly an alien species. There is a legendary “python of goonhilly downs” in Cornwall. Turns out it’s a boa constrictor someone has taken outdoor snaps of over a couple of years. I still keep my eye out for it fake or not. Maybe it’s been eaten by the beast of Bodmin