Python tops list of strangest items left in hotel rooms

A PYTHON, a winning EuroMillions lottery ticket, Harry Potter’s wand, breast implants, a bucket of live crabs and a diamond-encrusted iPhone have topped a list of the most bizarre items people have left behind in hotel rooms.

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has named some of the items relegated to their lost-and-found offices across the country last year.

Topping the most unusual items was a pet python called Monty, who was discovered by a staff member in a room at the Bristol Severn View hotel.

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While the company found several weird, wonderful and rare items mislaid, it said the most popular items left behind were phone and laptop chargers, pyjamas or clothes, teddy bears, toiletry bags, books, electrical items, including laptops and ­tablets, satnavs, mobile phones and electric toothbrushes, as well as bags or suitcases.

The company said that during the past 12 months, more then 20,000 books were left behind by customers in hotel rooms – 7,000 of which were Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Travelodge staff also reunited 76,500 forgotten teddy bears with their owners.

More than 13 million people stay in the company’s hotels each year.

Shakila Ahmed, from Travelodge, said: “Each year our lost-and-found departments provide plenty of revelations.

“From keys to a Bugatti, Harry Potter’s original wand, a micro pig, breast implants to a script from a well-known British soap programme, our customers’ left-behinds demonstrate what a cross-section of people stay in our 527 hotels.”