A BRITISH couple were left rattled when they discovered a five-metre python hitching a ride underneath their car bonnet. Marlene Swart and Leon Swanepoel were touring Kruger National Park while on holiday in South Africa when their vehicle was targeted by the deadly snake. The pair were on the look-out for lions before the squatting snake slithered towards them and disappeared underneath their car. ‘It was certainly a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget,’ explained Ms Swart. ‘When we spotted a couple of safari vehicles on the road we thought it was the lions we were looking for but we were informed there was a python in the grass.  –Metro