A big python that escaped has prompted police to issue a warning to residents of a city in Pennsylvania.
According to Duquesne police, the five to seven-foot-long snake was a pet that escaped from its owner when they were out on a walk.
The snake’s owner is Dan Shanley’s son, who told CBS News that his son passed out while carrying the snake, which is named Gene Simmons, while out for a stroll on Wednesday.
Dan Shanley stated, “You’d want to find it; I wouldn’t appreciate having a snake in my yard.”
Shanley claimed that he and others searched for the white-colored python all night long after losing it at State Street and Mehaffey Street.
Jaishson Jones, a neighbour, reportedly saw the incident take place.
“I don’t think you should be concerned, but I think it should still be searched for,” Jones told the news outlet.
He told WTAE that the owner of the snake brought it outside to show him.
“It was white with bluish tint for eyes,” Jones said.
“He had let me hold the snake, it’s well taken care of so it was really friendly.”