Sandton python still missing

2012-03-30 15:59
Johannesburg - The owner of Lavender Albino Reticulated Pythons was still searching for one of them in Gallo Manor, Sandton, on Friday afternoon.

"With this weather there is very little chance of finding him because he's cold and he won't come out," Angi Latimer said, referring to the overcast and rainy conditions in Johannesburg.

The snake, named Gabbana and another snake, Dolce, escaped from her home in Tugela Crescent on Wednesday after they climbed up the burglar bars and pushed down on a door handle.

Dolce was found in the pool pump at her home on Thursday.

"I've got one back, I'm so happy; last night they [her other pythons] were all entwined and cuddled and then you have one missing," she said.

Latimer stressed that the snake was harmless as it had been hand reared since it was a baby and it was also not venomous.

She also said that it was unlikely that the snake would catch anyone off guard.

"It's 3.5m long and purple and yellow. It's not going to blend into the green grass or a tree," she said.

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