Seven foot python on the loose in Limoilou

Seven foot python on the loose in Limoilou

Citizens and police alike are on the lookout for a 7 foot python that slithered away from its owner’s apartment during the night of July 15th. The owner’s girlfriend fell asleep with the reptile around her neck and while sleeping it snuck away somewhere into the night to parts unknown.

PythonNaturally the whole neighbourhood around rue Bergemont and rue Charland is nervous and a little scared that the 7 foot creature could show up in their backyard or maybe even eat or at least attack their cats or smaller dogs.

Snakes are known to prefer warmer places and can squeeze into pipes, air conditioners or even under car hoods if the engine is still warm, so the chances of finding the 9 year old pet is going to take some time, as she could be anywhere.

The python in question is a female “jungle carpet” breed and is khaki green and black in colour. This species is not dangerous and doesn’t carry any venom; police however are concerned for the neighbourhood as reptiles tend to cause certain unrest among residents which can lead to sleepless nights and children being over protected or restrained from playing outside.

The search will continue until the animal is found but, for the time being, everyone is on edge hoping they don’t accidentally discover a snake showing up in their toilets or under their balconies. The owner , M. Lord, thinks his pet is probably not far from his residence because that is where her food is and he is perhaps not as nervous as the rest of the residents.

There is no law prohibiting people from owning reptiles which are not venomous and this particular species, from Australia, is available in any pet store.

If you’re out and about in Limoilou in the next few days just be aware that there is a python hiding somewhere, either in the bushes or under a car or anywhere for that matter, and could leap out and scare the hell out of you, and calling out to it saying, “here kitty kitty”, isn’t going to help.

If you do see something suspicious police ask you to call 9-1-1 or the SPA.

LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer
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