Residents have being cautioned to be cautious after TWO enormous 10-foot snakes were discovered.
After two 10-foot snakes were discovered on a country lane in Conington, Cambridgeshire, residents were warned to be on the lookout for huge pythons.
The first python was reported to the RSPCA on August 28, but two days later, another one was located just a few meters away. Fears have been raised that there may be more of the creatures roaming the countryside as a result of the discovery. The first snake was retrieved from a tree, while the second was seen “crossing a peaceful country lane.”
“After rescuing last Friday’s python, I couldn’t believe it when the phone came through saying there had been another found in almost precisely the same spot,” said Justin Stubbs, an RSPCA inspector.
“I’m afraid that isn’t a coincidence – it appears that these poor animals were either abandoned or escaped from the same location.”
He compared the first python’s rescue from the tree to a scene from the Disney classic The Jungle Book.
Mr. Stubbs encouraged residents to be cautious in case more vulnerable snakes surfaced.
The RSPCA tried to calm the public by saying the snakes were unlikely to be dangerous.
They did, however, urge people not to approach the pythons alone and to keep a safe distance.
Pythons are non-venomous snakes that live throughout Asia, Africa, and Australia in their native environments.
Although rainforests are home to many species, pythons can also be found in meadows, woodlands, marshes, rocky outcrops, dunes, and shrubs.
They aren’t the fastest snakes by any length of the imagination, traveling at a pace of only 1 mph.
They are, however, strong swimmers in general, and some species like to live in trees.
Monkeys, wallabies, antelope, and pigs are among the creatures that large pythons can consume.
A rock python was reportedly discovered carrying a tiny leopard in its stomach, according to the San Diego Zoo.