Python missing from Rock Hill home

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comAugust 30, 2013 


A 9 1/2 foot long Burmese python was captured in the Florida Everglades as part of a three-month hunt approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission intending to reduce the number of the nonnative species.


A python is missing from a Rock Hill home, according to a police report.

The home off India Hook Road was undergoing repairs following a fire earlier this summer, the report states.

The snake was in an enclosure in the basement, the homeowner told police, and even though there was a sign advising work crews not to enter the basement, several snakes were released from a container. All were located except one.

The woman, whose son owns the snake, said the snake was small because it was a baby.

The police report describes the missing snake as a ball python. Native to Africa, Ball pythons, which usually grow to about 3 feet in length, are not poisonous and generally do not bite when raised in captivity, according to a zoo website.

A flat-screen television also was reported missing.

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