Hair Salon Offers Massages By Python

A German hair salon offers neck massages from its resident snake.

DRESDEN, Germany -- Professional hairdresser Frank Doehlen offers his customers a unique service: they can have a massage from a ball python named Monty.

Ninety percent of Monty’s body consists of muscles, the massage is done by contracting them constantly. 

Doehlen doesn’t charge for the massage but expects a small contribution or a little donation for the python’s food.
Regular customers often find animals in Doehlen’s hair salon but not everyone is delighted being confronted with a real python.

"It is quite heavy and warm, I thought it would feel cold. Well, it lies around the neck, that’s all," said one customer, Hanna Haubold.

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