SHIZUOKA (TR) – Shizuoka Prefectural Police are holding custody of a python that was discovered at a residence in Hamamatsu City on Sunday, reports TV Shizuoka (June 29).
At around 11:00 p.m., a resident at an apartment in a complex in Minato Ward contacted police. “What appears to be a python is on our balcony,” the caller said.
Officers arriving at the scene found the roughly 1.5-meter-long reptile at the residence.
Police later sought an expert opinion to confirm that the brown and beige snake is indeed a python.
Police believe that the snake is a pet that escaped from its owner. However, nobody has come forward to claim the reptile.