A MELBOURNE policeman found more than he bargained for while searching a cyclist’s backpack for drugs overnight.
Just before midnight police stopped a cyclist in Seaford to conduct a bag search.
When the officer put his hand into the backpack he felt a one-metre-long West Australian python.
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The officer quickly removed his had from the bag,
The man was also carrying methamphetamine and cannabis in the bag.
He has been charged with drug related offences.