May 31 (UPI) -- Police in West Virginia are warning the public to be on the lookout for a 15-foot, 4-inch python that escaped from a truck.
The Morgantown Police Department said the snake escaped from its enclosure inside a truck being driven by a man about 10:48 p.m. Thursday night and the animal fled the vehicle when the man opened the door to exit.
Police were called to the scene, but the snake fled up a tree and officers were unable to capture it.
Investigators said the snake was last seen in a large tree next to a Sheetz store.
Nearby residents are being asked to keep a close eye on pets and small children.