Saturday 24 August 2019

Missing 9ft snake reunited with owner

Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snake.

By PA Reporters

A 9ft reticulated python which was on the loose has been found.

The missing snake, called Turin, has been reunited with its owner, Cambridgeshire Constabulary said.

Officers were initially told an almost 10ft snake had been seen around Lovell Road, Cambridge.

In the early hours of Sunday, police said on Twitter that they had visited the area and met the reptile’s owner, who confirmed the snake was 9ft long.

Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snake, native to south-east Asia, and can grow up to 31.5ft, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. They are not venomous.

In May, Cambridgeshire Constabulary found a large orange and black striped corn snake out and about.

“Road policing officers got a bit of a shock this morning when they came across thissss snake in the grass on Arbury Road in Cambridge,” police said on Twitter.

The snake was taken to a wildlife centre in Stretham.

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