Search for escaped 20-foot python continues in the Ozarks

8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago Tuesday, May 23 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:24:00 AM CDT May 23, 2017 in Top Stories
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Residents around Rogersville are being warned to keep their eyes out for a 20-foot Burmese python that's been missing since the weekend.

The brown and tan python, called SS Wraps, escaped from his cage near Rogersville. Its owner, Ben Trexel, says he last saw his pet on Thursday, when a branch fell through his roof, apparently allowing the snake to escape.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Christian County law enforcement is not involved in the search and doesn't have an animal control officer. But anyone who sees the python should call police, who likely will call Trexel to help with a capture.

Trexel says friends helped him search throughout the weekend, to no avail.

He says his animal has shown no aggression in the nine years Trexel's owned him.

 

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