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Are you living next door to the world's biggest Burmese python?

The snake can eat a whole deer in one go and has a mouth full of hundreds of pin shaped teeth like fish hooks. Credit: Mark Watkins/Gloucestershire Live

Are you Hexxie's neighbour? The 110kg python could be the biggest Burmese python in the world - and she lives in a three-bed terraced house in Tewkesbury.

The snake can eat a whole deer in one go and has a mouth full of hundreds of pin-shaped teeth like fish hooks.

Owner Marcus Hobbs bought Hexxie nearly eight years ago as a small house pet, but the last time he measured her she had grown to an incredible 18ft long.

The current record for the longest Burmese python is 18ft10in, but Marcus is adamant that Hexxie has grown since he least measured her, and could have broken that record.

A local reptile expert claims she is the biggest he's ever seen.

Most snakes aren't measured until they die so experts say it is hard to find out if Hexxie is officially the world's biggest.

Most snakes aren't measured until they die so it's hard to find out if she is officially the world's biggest. Credit: Mark Watkins/Gloucestershire Live

Marcus and Hexxie share their home with wife, Amy and two sons, Benjamin aged four and Joseph aged one.

The dad-of-two admits his beloved pet could not only squeeze a human to death within minutes, but swallow them whole. (As long as they lay on their side so she could get the shoulders in).

Marcus admitted that everyone thinks keeping Hexxie is 'stupid'.

Marcus admitted that everyone thinks keeping Hexxie is 'stupid'. Credit: Mark Watkins/Gloucestershire Live

Everybody seems to think it’s stupid. They think it’s crazy and ask ‘Why do you like these things?'

My mum desperately wants me to get rid of them. At least out the house.

I’ve had them nearly all my life and pretty much every time I see her she says ‘When are you going to get rid of those stupid snakes?'

– Marcus Hobbs

Marcus says the reptiles have to be treated with respect by an experienced handler, and the nearest he came to be being attacked by Hexxie was when when she stood up in strike mode as he tried to apply iodene to her skin infection.

“She went for me,” he said. “Not properly, more of a back off, get away type of thing. She’s nipped but she’s never latched on".