Upper West Side — A large dead snake was spotted in a dirty snowbank Saturday morning by a Manhattan woman on her way to the gym.
Margot Meyerhoff was on her way to workout about 8:30 a.m. Saturday when she spotted the dead reptile on West 75th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.
"(It's) just a very odd thing to see on the [Upper West Side]," Meyerhoff wrote in an email.
"I would imagine it was someone's pet, a careless owner, and the snake just escaped, got run over by a car and froze in the cold," she said, adding the constrictor was still there three hours later when she walked back from the gym.
Dr. Alexandra Wilson who works at the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine said the snake seemed to be a python.
Snakes with severed heads can still bite up to an hour after they've been decapitated, experts say.
The story was first reported by the Gothamist.