Dolce and Gabbana reunited

2012-04-02 15:59

Johannesburg – The second missing python in Sandton was found alive on the owner’s property on Monday afternoon.

Gabbana, a Lavender Albino Reticulated Python, was found by a domestic worker and gardener in garden rubble on owner Angi Latimer’s property.

The 3m snakes went missing last week Tuesday, after they climbed up the burglar bars in Latimer’s Gallo Manor home and pushed down on the door handle, which opened under the weight.

“I’m ecstatic,” Latimer told News24. “I think I’ll crack bottle of champagne tonight, and I don’t even

She said Gabanna was freezing when they found him and she put him in some hot water to heat him up. She also put him in a bath to see if he had any injuries.

"I am so relieved, Gabbana is safe in his humid room."

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  • zipho500 - 2012-04-02 16:04


      Refugee - 2012-04-02 16:49

      HOW Big is this woman's yard ?...or there weren't any lost snakes to begin with

      rynhardt.ferreira - 2012-04-02 16:52

      This snake is the 2012 hide and seek champion. Took em a week to find him!! :) Glad he's back safe

      Foc - 2012-04-02 17:21

      I take side bets that this woman NEVER ever had a burglary or even an attempt!! Not many will be brave or 'ge-rook' enough to enter that house ..... lol

  • zama.gausi - 2012-04-02 16:04

    Wow!! happy ending, I like i like...!!!

      Kolobe - 2012-04-02 19:31

      this is really stupid,not show what the jubilation is can you lose pets in your own yard?this woman is a moron

      Gerhard - 2012-04-03 07:56

      And Kolobe, you are an idiot.

  • zipho500 - 2012-04-02 16:05


  • Rudie - 2012-04-02 16:07

    Now dont let them ssssssssssssslip away again.

  • Dumisile Dee Nene - 2012-04-02 16:09

    Yeay! atleast they found him safe and sound even though I cant help being mad at the owner, how can she be so carelessss? mnxa

  • Morne - 2012-04-02 16:11

    Monty Python?

  • Nosiphom - 2012-04-02 16:15

    How big is her garden if she previously could not locate a 3 m long colourful snake!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-02 16:20


  • pmbadenhorst - 2012-04-02 16:24

    DAY WALKAAAAA (in Trevor Noah Voice) :)

  • Rockafella - 2012-04-02 16:26

    What B.S is this !... Nxt tym i loose my dog / sheep it will surely be reported on news 24 by t look of things... t snake was reportd nt 2 b dangerous so is my sheep

      Stille - 2012-04-02 16:35

      Did you even go to school? Good lord man, show some form of respect for the english language. Not to mention the fact your statement is that of a 3 year old vying for attention.

  • Stephen - 2012-04-02 16:38

    Glad to see that they didn't live up to their namesakes and become someone's handbag or pair of shoes.

      Firebird - 2012-04-02 17:46

      LOL Stephen

  • sudhir.hira - 2012-04-02 16:50

    How do these articles even make for news, really. At the end, both found on the same property.

  • Marion - 2012-04-02 16:56

    I said that these snakes were playing games with her. I just thought they were hiding in the house. :-))) Happy that you got your snakes back Angi but not anywhere near as glad as the residents in your area.

  • jabujarboomakhoba - 2012-04-02 16:59

    that snake gives me shanks! lol NEHH...

  • tlegodu - 2012-04-02 17:12

    thanks u got your snakes, i was just worried abt the danger they might b to humans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-04-02 17:21

    So glad there is a happy ending to this story! With all the doom and gloom its heartwarming to see someone who cares about the welfare of their pets! I wonder if snakes can be fitted with micro chips? Just in case of another escape!

      Vusi - 2012-04-02 17:30

      Oh No....I don't want to be the Vet that has to put in microchips into those snakes.......NO NO NO.......You'll find me with a long trail of cr@p running down the street at a speed not even the super cars can match!

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-02 17:30

    Snakes should not be kept has pets they a danger to humans

      jennifer.c.pretorius - 2012-04-05 08:30

      Humans are a danger to humans...not snakes...when do you ever see one?...only on tv or petshops...

  • christoff.boshoff1 - 2012-04-02 18:46

    now get proper caging for you animals!

      Jackie - 2012-04-03 10:53

      For sure and make sure they cant "press down on door handle" hhhmmm. Stupid woman

  • christoff.boshoff1 - 2012-04-02 18:47

    Now properly cage your animals! you give reptile keepers a bad name.

  • Frans - 2012-04-02 19:04

    Oh come on Shirley, how can you say this woman "cares about the welfare of her pets" ? If that's the case, how did they get out/lost in the first place?

  • Thabang - 2012-04-02 19:15

    I think the lady was just advertising her snakes, anyone wanna buy a colorful snake that also do hide and seek.I lost a coin in my garden one day and you wanna guess how long it took me to get it, well about 30 minutes

  • Jerry - 2012-04-02 19:39

    What the best way of selling the poor Snakes. I think this was just a strategy for advertising them for free across SA.

  • Sonia - 2012-04-02 19:52

    thnks God. Creatures like dis must not be kept as pets...

  • erneyb - 2012-04-03 09:30

    Missing, massive, bright coloured pythons escaped and found in owners garden sounds to me like some sort of publicity stunt ?

  • JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-04-03 09:40

    Glad they are home safe! Was worried that someone would have come across them and hurt them out of panic.

  • Josta - 2012-04-03 11:46

    This story just makes my blood boil, If it were Human beings or kids lost it wouldn't even make it to the back page of any newspaper. We indeed a very special nation with a extraordinary special media who cares about the feel being of its freezing animals.

  • Zighom - 2012-04-03 13:16

    This sly slithery woman took all of us for a ride. She just wanted to attract publicity and sadly she's got it. She knew the snakes were in her yard. I mean how big and dense can the yard be for two huge yellow snakes not be found?

  • Jimmy - 2012-04-04 04:49

    We are all a bunch of APRIL FOOlS!! Gotcha......Bananas !!!

  • Idris - 2012-04-04 08:44

    How big is this womans yard? Searched the whole of Sandton first before looking in her own yard! That is plain DOM!! My MAMPARA of the month!!

  • toorn - 2012-04-05 09:29

    Beautiful snake. So glad he was found. Great news. I remember watching a Rescue 911 episode years back where a python went missing. Later all the dogs in the neighbourhood went missing. The snake had made home under a wooden house. The fire department had to winch the snake out which coiled itself around the posts of the wooden house. I love snakes and this one is a beaut!!!

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