9-foot pet python known to prey on pets loose in Cambridge

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A 9-foot pet python known to prey on pets and humans escaped from his cage early Sunday morning and has been the subject of an intense search by police and animal control organizations in Cambridge, near one of England’s most prestigious universities.

According to Yahoo News, Steve Allain, of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group stated rabbits and chickens are likely to become the snake’s prey, but all depends on how hungry the snake is and when he last ate. There is a potential danger for dogs and cats, but they are likely to be able to defend themselves against the non poisonous snake.

Pythons use an ambush technique to capture their prey as they coil around them in minutes and squeeze them until they are dead in a few minutes. The snake could also pose a threat to humans.

The owners of the snake have been located and have provided details to the authorities.

The RSPCA warns anyone who spots the snake not to approach it.

“If anyone finds a snake they believe is non-native the RSPCA’s advice is to keep a safe distance, monitor the snake and call the charity’s helpline on 0300 1234 999,” a spokeswoman said.

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  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Any pet less than 15 pounds is in danger (think dogs like Chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, Toy poodles, puppies, kittens)…….
    If I saw this snake in MY home, it’s a DEAD snake……. I will do anything to protect our blind dog and my Mom’s small dog……. NO pet in our family will be snake food if I am home…….

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