A 9ft reticulated python that was on the loose for more than four days has been found. The missing snake, called Turin, has been reunited with its owner, Cambridgeshire constabulary said.
The BBC said the animal was spotted up a tree on Thursday evening by one of its owner’s neighbours about 50m away from its home on Lovell Road on the northern edge of Cambridge.
Police had been searching for the reptile since the early hours of Sunday after receiving reports that a sizeable snake had been spotted in the area. They tracked down the owners who confirmed it was 9ft long.
Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snake are 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.