Large Snake Captured in King George's Park

Slippery customer fails to evade long arm of the law

A slippery customer was unable to evade the long arm of the law this week. A five foot long snake was spotted by members of the public in King George's Park Wandsworth this Monday night.

Three police officers initiated a search and when the carpet python was tracked down it was deposited in an evidence bag normally used to store bullets and guns.

Large Snake Captured in King George's Park

Photo: Met Police

The snake was brought to Putney Animal Hospital where a spokesperson said: "Carpet pythons are not venomous, but can grow quite large - up to six feet long - so it could have become unmanageable for the owner".

There has been a spate of snakes appearing in South West London with another carpet python turning up in Twickenham last weekend. Meanwhile there is a 1.5m Corn Snake lose on Barnes Common - again this is harmless but please report any sightings to: 07720 385 753 as the Friends of Barnes Common are working with a local exotic animals vet to recapture it and find its owner or a new good home.


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