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.
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".
1/2 Slippery customer! PC Castleman attended King Georges Park yesterday - reports of large snake on the loose...... pic.twitter.com/eAj3bDtuyF— Supt Steve Wallace (@MPSSuptWallace) August 11, 2015
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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