ORIENT - ? Officials say an Orient woman woke up from a nap to find a 4-foot python staring at her. The Suffolk Times says Leslie Provatas found the Burmese Phython in her cottage?s living room.

Provatas says she fell asleep on her couch Sunday night and woke up when she felt like she was being watched.

Provatas called police who put the snake in a shoebox and brought it to the town animal shelter.

Provatas tells the paper she thinks the pet either escaped or was abandoned.