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Video of giant snake opening a door goes viral

Meet Julius, the Internet's latest slithering celebrity, who's online fame has outlived her.

Julius was a 16-foot Albino Burmese Python with her own web address and Facebook fan page. She died of an infection in 2012, but a special, unnerving talent has brought her post-mortem fame this week. Julius could open doors.

A video showcasing the snake's remarkable talent — snakes have no hands, after all — has started circulating the web three years after the owner first posted the clip and more than a year after the snake died.

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Watch as she turns the handle and falls through the doorway with a clunk.

The owner who posted the video wrote that she kept doors locked when the snake was around to avoid the neighbours getting any unwanted reptilian visits. Apparently Julius would become bored and wander.

"Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails," the video description says.

The owner, posting under the username Jenner, has uploaded many videos that reveal what it's like to care for and live with a 60 kilogram snake.

For example, Julius could become stubborn when it was bath time.

She was also a bit of an attention hog, according to her owner. And she isn't fond of zucchini.

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Julius isn't the only animal with a talent for navigating human devices. This otter can fetch pop from a vending machine.


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