12-foot python found in Yokohama after evading authorities for 16 days

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster


Giant snakes are always in the last place you look.

Residents of Yokohama City can rest easy now that a gigantic 3.5-meter (12-foot) reticulated python that escaped earlier this month has been located on the evening of 22 May.

This was just one day after the police and fire department officially ended their 16-day search for the 13-kilogram (28.6-pound) serpent. Since 6 May, when the python went missing from its enclosure inside an apartment in Totsuka Ward, it managed to evade a dragnet of 270 officers equipped with thermal and fiber optic cameras, despite its large size.


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