Advertisement

Dead 17-foot burmese python found in California dump

By Daniel Uria
Dead 17-foot burmese python found in California dump
Animal control officers in California discovered a dead 17-fooot Burmese python in a trash dump in Riverside. The snake was found dead and believed to have died of natural causes. Photo by RivCOanimalsPIO/YouTube

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Animal services officers in California responded to a call of a long snake in a load of trash at a dump on Tuesday.

When Riverside County Animal Services Officer Christopher Peck responded to the call and discovered a dead 17-foot 7-inch albino Burmese python.

Advertisement

The owners of the dump said the snake was already dead when they discovered it.

"Although it would be hard to determine what caused the snake's death, it's very likely the snake died of natural causes and the pet owner illegally dumped it without detection," they wrote on Facebook.

The Riverside County Animal Services retrieved and disposed of the large snake's body.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement