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Two large pythons on the loose in Sandton

2012-03-28 13:29

Johannesburg - Two large Lavender Albino Reticulated Pythons have gone missing in Tugela Road, Gallo Manor, in Johannesburg.

In a heartfelt plea, owner Angela Latimer has asked anyone to contact her immediately if they spot the snakes, saying the snakes will not kill or strangle any person or pet.

The 3m snakes went missing on Tuesday at 06:00 after they climbed up the burglar bars in her home and pushed down on the door handle, which opened under the weight.

“I’m freaking out,” she told News24. “They’re very inquisitive and are always crawling up things and they’re not used to the new area”.

Latimer asked for calm, saying: “Please understand. They are in more danger than humans are.”

The snakes have been hand-reared in captivity and differ hugely from snakes in the wild that hunt for food.

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“They’ll die if not looked after. They don’t know the ways of the world.”

The snakes only eat rats and are fed once a week. They were last fed on Saturday but can live without being fed for two months.

“They won’t eat a baby or a rat or a five-foot man next door,” she said.

Latimer believes the snakes are very close to her home. “They are bright yellow and purple and stick out like a sore thumb,” she said.

People who see the snakes are advised to call Latimer immediately or cover them with a large plastic container until she arrives.

A veterinary rescue team is currently on their way to help with the search. Latimer has seven other hand-reared snakes.

Navesh Singh, inspectorate controller at Sandton SPCA, told News24 they received a few calls from concerned neighbours, but haven’t had any reports of a spotting yet.

Latimer asked anyone who has seen the snakes to contact her at angi@reportstar.net.

 

Comments
  • Rashida - 2012-03-28 13:36

    crazy woman

      John - 2012-03-28 13:59

      why, some people like reptiles,some like cats and dogs,others like no pets but it sure does not make her crazy.

      Refugee - 2012-03-28 14:18

      saw some python killing its owner live on tv years back , and last year there was a story about another one killing a baby now you tell me to be calm

      Junebugg - 2012-03-28 14:19

      "if they spot the snakes, saying the snakes will not kill or strangle any person or pet." What them lil bastards gonna eat when they hungry..??

      ettienec1 - 2012-03-28 14:44

      Poor snakes :( Hope they find them soon.

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-28 14:52

      New South African security guards = Pythons - rest assured that they do not have a burglary!

      kayceechick - 2012-03-28 15:14

      Pythons = non poisons. And they are 3 meters. And they are Albino. Trust me, you will see them coming, and even if you do, they are harmless. You can walk away much faster than they can slither. And yes, they are the best security money can buy :)

      Refugee - 2012-03-28 15:20

      where will you get time to send an email while theres 2 3meter pythons in yo living room? 1 thing i know this is one case black cops wont show up

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-28 15:21

      I hpe i dont upset people, but this is very UnAfrican domesticating these reptiles, beside militant animal rights people likemyself might react with red paint. I really dont like these people who overstep the mark by trying to create their own animal, reptile kingdoms with wild species. If she is so rich that she doesnt know what to spend her money on, sorry there ar lots of poor people around traffic corners!!!

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:25

      @ Mike - true, true, i have walked to the garage for bread and milk with my friend around my shoulders and the street was EMPTY, well so was the garage..

      jowza1 - 2012-03-28 15:35

      we have parktown prawns,now sandton pythons.im staying away from the north

      shudusO - 2012-03-28 17:08

      wait till cats start missing and tell me they are not dangerous

      sndwanyaza1 - 2012-03-28 18:14

      Oh ma word this is crazy man,come on these are snakes for heaven' sake, how can one say the snake is in danger more than a human

      ronzaled - 2012-03-29 09:49

      @refugee...lol u just made my day, i don't see a black cop coming for this one, and i should know as i am black. as much as i love animals, snakes are one of those that i prefer to show them love from a distance

      Butter - 2012-03-29 17:06

      They have made their way to the home of Malema .Does he not live in Sandton??they are probably hiding behind his toilet seat waiting to attack when he visits!!!!

  • Tracy - 2012-03-28 13:39

    Best of luck. These are really beautiful snakes. I had a neighbour who had an albino boa. I used to call her Sizzles. She was really big but very tame. I really hope these pythons are found soon and unharmed.

  • Lynda - 2012-03-28 13:42

    How do you actually know they won't eat a baby Ma'am.......?????

      infijar.ken - 2012-03-28 14:17

      I want to know why they wont eat Rats, surely they were mentioned as their staple diet?

      Irene - 2012-03-28 17:01

      infijar.ken ~ Read the article. Here's a quote to help you. "...The snakes only eat rats and are fed once a week. ..."

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-03-28 17:09

      @Dilligaf - Sandton (Gallo Manor) and Randburg have a HUGE rat population! Where do YOU live?

      Hamrammr - 2012-03-29 08:01

      Because as Dilligaf stated, captive bred snakes will only eat what they are used to. I myself have three Rat snakes and they will only eat what they are used to, no matter how hungry they are. They WILL NOT accept live mice or rats. There truly is no reason to panic as I also fear more for the snakes than any other living creature. Pet snakes and especially most pythons are very docile creatures, I have seen how rats or mice have injured snakes to the point of death. I have seen eyes bitten out, mouth injuries and dead snakes due to irresponsible snake keepers who have left live 'prey' in the snake's enclosure. Reptiles just like domesticated canines have a very slim chance of surviving on their own.

      wrkruger - 2012-03-29 08:48

      because that's being stupid

      Darryn - 2012-03-29 09:01

      These are reticulated pythons.... the longest known snake in the world.... they are generally known to be very aggressive and are supreme predators.... they will eat anything they can swallow if they find the opportunity. Small children will be ok (I think they are 3.5m long) but babies and toddlers and small warm blooded pets must be looked after.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-28 13:42

    A purple snake? Bathong.

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:38

      hehehehehe, just having a pet snake is considered witchcraft by some but a purple one? tjo!

  • ndumiso.mncwango - 2012-03-28 13:50

    But there's no phone number in the story, how are people supposed to call?

      Thabo - 2012-03-28 13:54

      There's email address on the bottom dude!

      sandimzilikazi - 2012-03-29 10:35

      and I'm sure when you see them in your living room you will go sit at your desk, log in and start typing "come get your snakes miss" while they slither about ne Thabo

  • dmaloma - 2012-03-28 13:50

    “Please understand. They are in more danger than humans are.”huh talk on your own behalf Latimer some of us have phobia of reptiles.

      Raven - 2012-03-28 14:42

      Some of us have phobia of humans - call me misanthrope. Fear of fear is fear

  • Den - 2012-03-28 13:52

    BELIEVE ME IF THEY HUNGRY THAT LITTLE BRAIN DOESNT WORRY IF YOUR A PET OR LITTLE CHILD.

      zipho500 - 2012-03-28 13:53

      They better not cross my path! That's all am saying

      Angi - 2012-03-29 12:47

      Hi there, I can assure you they will not eat anything except what they are used to eating and they are fed live but stunned rats from the pet shop. they will die before they go for anything firstly cos they have not had to hunt - these are snakes with silver spoons in their mouths - they get fed, showered, have a really awesome place to live in and don't know anything else - a child is still big to the snake and they are not predators - these are my pets and you need to not generalise and sensationalise this - just as some people have pit bulls and others have poodles - i have snakes and they are missing and I am worried as can be. they will die they do not know how to hunt and their natural instinct is to look for the water dish i put down for them.

      sosm1 - 2012-03-29 18:29

      Hi Angi, just wanted to let you know that I've got a lovely pet by the name PIE-RAT. You've been feeding your pets with rats, and now my pet is so terrified from hearing news that your pets are on the loose/hunt!

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-03-28 13:58

    Well, if it's not on the loose in eKasi, atleast the people who find them will be a lot less inclined to kill them on sight.

  • heather.scheepers3 - 2012-03-28 14:01

    Who lives in Sandton. Not me thank goodness. How much does it take one python, (the milkman, the postman etc..)

  • Boitumelo - 2012-03-28 14:07

    Angela should be arrested for endangering peoples lives! there is no such thing as a tame snake!!!! When they find them the should take them to the zoo because she clearly cannot look after them

      Raven - 2012-03-28 14:34

      @ Boitumelo - They won't bite humans, because humans give them food - I have resqued a boa from nasty people and it follows me around like a puppy. They are very friendly and sociable.

      Arno - 2012-03-28 14:37

      Then there is no thing such as a tame dog... If you have never kept reptiles/nor know the temperaments of "pet" snakes don't comment.

      Peter - 2012-03-28 16:27

      I agree in part, Boitumelo --- she cannot properly care for them and they should be confiscated. Kept snakes for many decades myself, and not ONE escaped --- ever! They will die outside in winter in SA. They are not dangerous to people though --- especially the Albinos tend to be sissies. Now if this were a Rinkhals --- different story alltogether!

      Bulelwa - 2012-03-29 13:30

      I agree with you and they should go and get the seven others and keep them all. Clearly she is an irresponsible person and her snakes are out of control.

  • petbosh - 2012-03-28 14:07

    Is she really serious that those are less dangerous to human kind, maybe she didn't read what the Bible says about snakes. Besides most of us have phobia about snakes

      Ven.saDhammananda - 2012-03-29 16:45

      Then break the phobia.

  • BJ - 2012-03-28 14:12

    Saw the headline and thought it's Julius and Floyd.

      Peter - 2012-03-29 12:34

      Love your work BJ!

      Michael - 2012-03-29 13:02

      Yeah.... and about 2000 loose snakes in LootFreely house

  • Jackie - 2012-03-28 14:14

    Yet another idiot with exotic pets. The snakes cant live in the wild because this is not their natural territory. To the man on the street these snakes will be seen as deadly! They will be terrified - now because she doesnt house them properly she wants the public to cover them & wait for her to get there! What about dogs? I have seen these large snakes receiving deadly injuries from dogs. I am sure she is worried about them but she is an idiot. I am more worried about what the snakes are going through! They will be terrified. Stupid woman!! Oh and I dont own snakes!

      Karel - 2012-03-28 18:02

      people that keep snakes are not lekker to start with. if they had to cross my path, they will be killed, then i would worry about whos snake it is hahahahahaha

      Peter - 2012-03-29 12:36

      Ummmmmm .... Jackie ..... Ummmmm .... Please leave a husky out in the street and se whether it survives for long. By your reasoning, no-one should have pets?

  • Brian - 2012-03-28 14:14

    I used to keep large reptiles - pythons and boa constrictors. They are opportunistic feeders, have base instincts that trigger the stalk and strike behaviour and WILL attack something if given the opportunity to do so. Only if they have had a big meal, and I mean BIG, will they settle down somewhere quiet to digest the food. Once that has been achieved, they will head off in search of prey - small animals, large animals, children. A fair-sized python can take, kill and consume a goat with ease. Be careful! If seen, don't try the bucket trick - keep the reptiles in sight (from a safe distance) and call for help.

      kobus.viljoen - 2012-03-29 07:23

      I agree fully with this coment. snakes cannot be tamed and they do not have the ability to learn, they are 100% natural instinct. They can only be considered harmless after a big meal. When hunger strikes they will eat anything that is big enough to be consumed. something like a lazy pet or child might be considered an easy target due to the fact that they are much easier to catch than a rat.

      Peter - 2012-03-29 12:38

      Oh Brian, although I agree with most of your comment --- they are 3 metres in length --- not THIRTY? They babies dude!

  • Tahseen - 2012-03-28 14:19

    Goodluck to all those trying to find them!

  • Loodpil - 2012-03-28 14:25

    Almost thought I spotted one just now. Was halfway through writing her an email too. Only to realise my fly is open.

      Kagiso - 2012-03-28 14:52

      I'm guessing the one lingering in your pants is the albino python neh? Hahaha!

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 15:01

      and you have a purple snake? WOW. too much info!!!

      Dumakazi Mapatwana - 2012-03-28 15:04

      Hahahhahahahahha

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-28 17:07

      Brilliant you guys. I had a GOOD laugh!!!(My gat af gelag)

      Lucia - 2012-03-29 11:46

      Loodpil!!! bwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!

      Linda - 2012-03-29 13:21

      LOL!!

  • Mduduzi - 2012-03-28 14:28

    They are friendly i supposse....bump into one and start discussing cricket scores, they wont eat you trust me.

  • zipho500 - 2012-03-28 14:28

    Those snakes better not cross my path! That's all am saying

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:40

      lol, what will you do Zipho?

      zipho500 - 2012-03-28 15:08

      @nokuthandwa,well let's just say my running abilities will come in handy this time around.lol.i will shoot to kill.

  • Junebugg - 2012-03-28 14:30

    “Please understand. They are in more danger than humans are.” She is not referring to black people...I can evacuate the whole of soweto with those two snakes..We dont f** with animals...June 1976 police should have used snakes instead of Guns..we are used Guns..Snakes!!! shyt

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-28 14:39

      Lmao! That's a universal truth. If you want to kill a darkie then place a snake in front of him and a body of water behind him (river, dam, lake, swimming pool, ocean).

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:42

      I dont think so! those snakes will be killed on sight in Soweto

      Gichumz - 2012-03-28 14:49

      Hahahahahah!!!

      Mduduzi - 2012-03-28 14:49

      You reckon? well aren`t you just a freakin' Genius. @Gcwabe, speak for yourself my man!!

      KeithMoore1988 - 2012-03-28 15:02

      lol

      Junebugg - 2012-03-28 15:21

      Yahhh Mduduzi must have went to a model c school neh ?? I am sure he can also swim(freestyle,butterfly etc) *Model c tendencies*

      Mduduzi - 2012-03-28 16:13

      on the contrary i didnt boss, but that didnt make me ignorant to some things! think further than your nose....

      Ndivhuho007 - 2012-03-28 20:13

      Lol thats very true

      Bulelwa - 2012-03-29 13:06

      Then black people on the contrary can use them against you on your sleep. It's what they call it black magic.

  • Monica - 2012-03-28 14:31

    I think the south african law must change when coming to pet handling per household! This is shocking! She can say whatever bt a snake is a snake!

  • Thoxxic - 2012-03-28 14:31

    Ha! *claps hands once* What is this woman thinking?? plus she had 7 others! I can't DEAL! there needs to be a rule or some sort of assessment one must go through in order to keep pets like these. A woman in PTA died cos an Egyptian Cobra wondered into her room just the other day. Hayi man!

      ronel.kahlopperman - 2012-03-29 05:59

      Thoxxic, your comparison is irrelevant. An Egyptian Cobra is extremely poisonous. A python reared in "captivity" just does not fit that description. Just email angi@reportstar.net if you find the animal, and forget the criticism...

      Mbongeni - 2012-03-29 13:59

      maybe she uses then to scare away robbers

  • MduXman - 2012-03-28 14:35

    goodness me someone will kill these snakes before the day ends thats for sure.

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:36

    She says the snakes only eat rats and are fed once a week. Then goes on to say "they won’t eat a baby or A RAT or a five-foot man next door,”!!!

      Raven - 2012-03-28 14:40

      Because wild rats smell differnet to bred (food) rats

      Johana - 2012-03-28 14:59

      Yes, snakes are starving for years, just becouse some crazy woman thinks that snake needs to eat once a week. Now, they are out and they will find the food, anything that they can catch - a rat, a cat, a dog, a man...

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:59

      @Raven, they smell different to snakes? and you know this how?

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:10

      @ nokuthanwa - please read up on nature - wild rats eat whatever they can find, thus their urine, faeces, fur, breath smells different to rats bred in higienic conditions where they are fed just one type of food. I have my own set of snakes and they are adorable critters.

      kayceechick - 2012-03-28 15:30

      @Johana, how the heck do you think she managed to raise these snake to 3 meters if she hadnt done her research on when and how much to feed her snakes?! Perhaps you are a crazy women who doesnt even know how to google?

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:35

      @ Johana - in fact feeding them once a week might be overfeeding them leading to liver and kidney problems, depending on meal size - but they have been fed, so NOT hungry, their curiosity got the better of them

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-28 15:59

      @ Raven, now people breed rats. I rest my case. Why not let these animals live naturally and fend for their own food. Things people do.

      Raven - 2012-03-28 16:16

      @ Simthandile - humans breed chickens, flies, cows, fish, rhinos, dogs, leeches,.... what is your point? We intrude on nature, not the other way around.

  • gteledimo - 2012-03-28 14:43

    Why keep da snakes a pet is this a law

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-03-28 14:44

    This is a classic case of capitilism gone bad. The rich not knowing what to do with their money, nine snakes ? At what cost ?

      Jackie - 2012-03-28 14:56

      And I dont give a %&*# for the owner. Its the cruely to the animal - whatever it is - not being able to live as they should because humans cant think. Imagine if you as a human was locked up in a bathroom your whole life? You never got to do anything that is natural for you - including having babies etc. Well thats what we do to these animals. Really nice hey? And we are supposed to be intelligent. GGRRRRRR

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:13

      @ watsongeorgejan - snakes as far as maintenance goes cost much less then for instance a yorkshire terrier. My food supply cost R85 a month - my cat's friskies is R99

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:16

      @ Jackie - these snakes were roaming the house like any poodle or cat - read the article - they accidentally opened the front door and got out. My ssnakes go wherever they want too, and when they get cold they climb in their terrarium with heated pool etc, just like any other house pet.

      Jackie - 2012-03-28 16:46

      @Raven - the fact they they can wonder around is lovely. They are still not being kept in their natural environment. No wild animal in captivity ever has a chance to experience what it was meant to. It doesnt have any of the interactions it should have. You probably havent thought about this much but it really is cruel! A human could also walk around in a bathroom - but would never meet another human. Nor feel the sun, nor see their surroundings. A human could just live off one type of meal too - but that means they wouldnt experience different tastes and textures. If your snakes could really go where they wanted to they would go back to the jungle they where stolen from. They arent just like any pet. They are not domesticated. And if you think that they dont know what they are missing think about this ..... how is it that a cat can be very well fed but still likes to hunt birds etc - its called instinct. It is hard wired in every living creature to a greater or lesser degree. Your snakes are missing out!!! Finish & klaar. Very sad - I would cry.

      Jackie - 2012-03-28 16:53

      @Raven - me again - they shouldnt have been able to "accidentally get out" I did read the article. All I can hope for is that these snakes are found quickly & that nothing harms them. And I have seen a boa that was bigger than these two & it had either been thrown out or escaped. It was found in a park. It was severely dehydrated - so had been out for quite a while. It was trying to moult & the old skin was constricting him because it had stuck on him. He was full of dog bites. He had been hit with something. He was in critical condition. We tried to help him but he didnt make it through the night.

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-03-28 14:45

    Good luck Sandton residents. I think I'll keep my refugee status in the Cape.

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-28 15:54

      LOL @ Nokuthula.

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-03-28 17:24

      LOL... How far can these animals travel? I don't live that far away from Sandton. Thinking being a refugee in Cape Town may have its perks :)

      Bulelwa - 2012-03-29 00:33

      Noku, there are more rats in the Cape than in Sandton with half of the Cape full of Vagrants with food all over the road. Never mind mucas.

  • KeithMoore1988 - 2012-03-28 14:52

    ok so they only eat rats and mice. is that dead or alive? cause if its alive then we could regard that as hunting right? im not concerned about babies right now cause there's always someone watching but after 2 months....anything goes

      Raven - 2012-03-28 15:20

      @ KeithMoore1988 - when live rats are used for feeding they need to be stunned first so the snake can eat it out of your hand. You can buy the frozen rats too. If you would just throw the rat in the cage it would severely injure or kill your snake.

  • patchball - 2012-03-28 14:53

    Calm down people...they are more scared of you than you of them....Really hope they organise a search party to rescue them soon....

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-28 15:52

      Hehe a search party for snakes when there's a lot of people who r lost and haven't been found. Uyathakatha qha lomama. Didn't know ba nabelungu are witches.

  • Mduduzi - 2012-03-28 14:54

    Snakes are Friends!

      KeithMoore1988 - 2012-03-28 14:58

      Ja right!!!

      Johana - 2012-03-28 15:01

      If someone listen to you, he can become that snake's next meal.

      Mduduzi - 2012-03-28 16:16

      but they do need to eat at sometime.....

  • Sibongile - 2012-03-28 14:56

    Never heard of a snake not used to the ways of this world. Thank God for Jesus.

      Raven - 2012-03-28 16:22

      @ Sibongile - in the nicest way possible: if you think that these pythons are the Serpent mentioned in the old testament, i recommend you go read the Big Book again. There was a funny time when a snake was put on the highest place in town and if you look at it, you would be cured from illness. That is in the Bible. That's also the reason a doctor's insignia is a snake draped around a sword. Read the whole book before you quote the movie.

      ronel.kahlopperman - 2012-03-29 06:12

      Read Numbers 21 in the Bible - complaining v serpents.. (snakes)

  • smohloli - 2012-03-28 14:56

    hehehe, aikhona madam, i see a snake, i grab a stick, finish and klaar!

  • mshokoane - 2012-03-28 15:01

    How on earth could do this? Don't you know the rules? Please be responsible.

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-03-28 15:04

    ''...cover them with a large plastic container until she arrives.'' What??? Is she crazy? I would run like i've never ran before...Iyo!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-28 17:22

      I will cover the snake with some brown stuff with the speedy way I will depart from it. She can than clean the smelly bugger.

  • Julie - 2012-03-28 15:04

    And I am in Sandton... OH CR#P

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-28 17:24

      Please report your presence every hour on News 24. If not, we will get worried.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-03-28 15:10

    I've noticed that when every something like this happens, the missing snakes always turn to Twitter to comment on their new found freedom. :)

  • Colin - 2012-03-28 15:10

    the weather is colling down s othey should look for a warm spot and settle down. she should look inside her ceiling.

  • Buzz - 2012-03-28 15:13

    Such a shame... these are exceptional snakes with quite a rare colour morph for SA. Really truly hope they are found soon:( Sniffer dog would be my first choice to locate them. Given the specific snakes, the owners should be able to afford this option. P.S. Saying that they pose no danger is only true if you know how to correctly handle them.

  • Bantu - 2012-03-28 15:18

    Yiyoo inyoka ngeke kaloku, andinabuhlobo nazo mna..

      Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-03-28 16:18

      Come'on now Barend...there are people who also write in Afrikaans, but you do not tell them to write in English...anyway, Bantu is saying that he isn't related to snakes, so I bet he fears them just like I do.

      Tanie - 2012-03-28 16:53

      Barend look inside your trousers, the owner might have found one of her snakes.

      Tanie - 2012-03-28 16:54

      Barend, but she will be disappointed to find out that it cannot constrict any more.

  • ct1988 - 2012-03-28 15:24

    The snakes have been missing since yesterday morning 06:00... More than 32 hours ago... I have not heard about anyone been missing or eaten by a snake... Yet... Even if someone kills the snakes, they wont say... Still hope they can get back to the owner... And hopefully LOCK her doors, in order for them not to just lean on the door handles... Geeez man! I would have sh*t a whole dam wall if i saw those snakes!

  • Marie - 2012-03-28 15:33

    Daar i s'n slang in die gras!!!!!

  • Hannes Bosman - 2012-03-28 15:34

    i still say... snakes are suppose to be in the wild... now we have 2 pythons on the loose in sandton, and how can anyone trust these snakes wont hurt someone or something? it is a snake!!!!

  • maryana65 - 2012-03-28 15:37

    Jaah ne . If they do kill someone , she must be tried for murder !!!

  • Dwayne - 2012-03-28 15:45

    R20 000 a snake id also be as worried as her

  • jacques.koorts - 2012-03-28 15:47

    I can't wait for the movie :) I bet Samual L Jackson will play the lead role.

      VaMbozha - 2012-03-28 16:04

      Snakes In Sandton

  • lefikaanthea.legodi - 2012-03-28 15:55

    If you gonna keep pets like these, then u just have to be more careful I mean like really now.if I see a snake I see danger and my first instict would be to protect myself and the one close to me. So what is being said that the snakes are not harmful I do not buy

  • Connie - 2012-03-28 15:59

    these are gonna be killed most likely by a man on the street, they have more chances of seeing them than somebody in a car, they dont have all this information we people with access to internet have that these snakes are harmless, one thing i know these snakes are gonna scare the hell out of them and what comes into their minds "run or kill"

  • Ezette - 2012-03-28 16:00

    The snakes smelt a rat - had to go investigate.

  • Dawn - 2012-03-28 16:00

    "after they climbed up the burglar bars in her home and pushed down on the door handle, which opened under the weight"..do they crawl loose??? O my word...Sandton keep your doors locked...they open them...

  • alain.d.thomas - 2012-03-28 16:04

    Clever snakes, can open doors, did they turn the key as well? They are in more danger than humans? I think not... ANIMAL INSTINCT WILL PREVAIL

  • VaMbozha - 2012-03-28 16:06

    I dont think there is a friendly snake...its like saying "I dont need some food because I am hungry"

      khulilecools.ndlovu - 2012-03-28 16:55

      Gosh! For crying out loud!!! How on earth can u stay with snakes???I hate them with passion n thank God I'm not around Sandton