PYTHON PATROL: CITY OF TUSCALOOSA RECOVERS CARPET PYTHON, STILL SEARCHING FOR YELLOW PYTHON

Carpet Python

The search is still underway for the yellow python that escaped from its home and was spotted in the Alberta Area last week. City officials and residents have now been on python patrol for 11 days and counting.

City officials removed a carpet python from a home in Alberta that is thought to have been at the same house where the yellow python was being kept. The carpet python was turned in as an abandoned pet to the Metro Animal Shelter. At the time that it was found, the carpet python was dehydrated, not shedding properly and has some problems with its neck.

It is doing much better now that it is with the shelter.

“We’re gonna keep it until we see that he’s back to eating good and doing the normal things a snake needs to do,” Dr. Scott White at Tidmore Veterinary Clinic said. “We want to keep an eye out and be more sure that whatever was going on with his neck area is fine and not going to be a hindrance to his health. Once he is eating well, then we’ll try to find him a home.”

The City of Tuscaloosa is moving into the next stage of its python search, checking the storm drain system area near where the snake was last seen.

To report a snake sighting or any information related to the python, call 311 or 911.

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