Missing 9ft snake reunited with owner
Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snake.
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.
Missing snake Turin has been found and reunited with his owner https://t.co/G5RxHOiFB1— Cambs police (@CambsCops) July 4, 2019
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.
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. They think it's probably a lost pet so took the stripy fellow to The Animal Experience in Stretham. #snakecare #safercambs pic.twitter.com/eNmSo3bGBF— Cambs police (@CambsCops) May 1, 2019
The snake was taken to a wildlife centre in Stretham.