The reptile, often seen on the streets of the city since July, was found and captured.
“This story has a very happy ending,” the Animal Center in Austin, Texas, US, said on Thursday. Snow, an albino reticulated python nearly 5 feet tall, was found and captured in the Coronado Hills neighborhood.
Since last July, residents of the Texas city have been on the lookout as the reptile with white and yellow scales roams the streets.
“We received a call on Monday about a giant python. Due to the temperatures, the snake was lethargic enough for a few residents to catch it and keep it in their garage,” the center wrote on its Facebook account.
Once there, the association evacuated it from the house and entrusted it to the Austin Zoo, which will provide the reptile with “more appropriate housing.”
The owner found
You must know that this animal is not wild. It usually lives in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
The animal center did research on the Internet and found a notice that goes back several months. In July, a Dallas man claimed to have lost his python after a bag was stolen from his car — where the snake was. He was identified and the albino python was returned to him.
“Snow has found its owner, and Coronado Hills no longer has to be on the lookout for a giant python!” concluded the Animal Center of Austin.