For the second time in just over a week, Animal Control has responded to a report of a python on the loose.
The latest happened last night when Hamilton Police were flagged down by a citizen after a snake was seen in a set of bushes in the area of Lawrence Avenue and King Street East.
It turned out to be a four- foot Ball Python.
Back on August 7th, patrons leaving Hess Village were surprised by a snake slithering into some bushes in a lot near King Street West and Hess Street.
That turned out to be a 3 foot long ball python; which according to reptile experts are not dangerous.
At this time it’s not known where the snakes came from.
Meantime, 40 pythons have been found abandoned in Brantford.
The reptiles were found in several plastic storage bins at a motel and ranged in length from 30 centimetres to 1.4 metres long.
It appears the snakes were not being properly cared for, but a veterinarian with the Brant County SPCA expects the snakes will be OK.
Owning a python is illegal in Brantford as it contravenes the southern Ontario city’s animal control bylaw.