Giant snake opens door

16-foot python latest pet to become viral video sensation

Published On: Jun 19 2013 11:21:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 04:17:35 PM EDT

The latest pet to experience internet fame is not a cat playing the piano or a dog "singing" to the camera. It's a giant python letting itself out of a closed room by turning the door handle without any human help and then slithering away.

The 16-foot albino Burmese python named Julius can work its way up a door and turn the handle, unaided, according to the snake's owner and Vimeo user Jenner. The beloved family pet has been known to do this on multiple occasions, so its owners now keep doors locked. "We don't need her harassing the neighbors," Jenner adds in the video description.