A couple in western Quebec say they are happy to be safe and sound after discovering a metre-and-a-half-long python on their property.

Patrick Therien of Val-des-Monts, Que., said his wife found the snake on Friday afternoon outside.

Some residents managed to put it in a box until MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais police and wildlife officers arrived.

One of the residents then offered to keep the snake as a pet and wildlife officers obliged.

Nobody was injured.