facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Seattle python unlikely to have survived

Oct. 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Reptile experts said a nearly 7-foot python lost in a Seattle park likely did not survive a recent cold snap.

Scott Petersen, owner of the Reptile Park in Monroe, said the snake, lost by its homeless owner in Cowen Park Aug. 13, likely did not survive recent cold temperatures and may have contracted pneumonia, The Seattle Times reported Thursday.

"They need to be kept in (temperatures in) the 80s or they get sick," Petersen said. "They'll get pneumonia. They're a tropical species; they can't tolerate these cold nights."

Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said there have been no reported sightings of the python since it was reported missing.

Don Jordan, director of Seattle Animal Control, said the snake's one hope of survival would be taking shelter inside a home's crawlspace.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Swiss store apologizes for Hitler creamer lids Swiss store apologizes for Hitler creamer lids
2
Toddler rescued from claw machine at laundromat Toddler rescued from claw machine at laundromat
3
Watch: SF tour guide's racist anti-Chinatown rant Watch: SF tour guide's racist anti-Chinatown rant
4
Police: Suspect said meth is her right as a Wiccan Police: Suspect said meth is her right as a Wiccan
5
Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed' Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed'
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback