A fight between two motel guests ended with one of them being hit with a snake.

Rock Hill police said the victim told officers that he argued on Tuesday night with 29-year-old Tony Smith.

Several hours after the argument, the man told police Tony Smith walked up to him with a 5ft python and hit him in the face with the snake’s head

Tony Smith was arrested and charged with assault and battery.

Smith surrendered the snake to family members before he was handcuffed.