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Snake goes missing in York

king snake

2:18pm 16th October 2012

The Police in are urging the public to keep their eyes peeled for a missing snake.


The snake, a female, black and white California King Constrictor which is three-and-a-half feet long, was reported missing from a property on The Crescent, off Blossom Street, at around 6.30pm on Monday 15 October 2012.

Officers and the owners of the reptile have been searching the surrounding area but have yet to locate it.

It is believed that the snake will not have survived the night outside in the cold but may still be alive if it found somewhere warm to shelter.

California King Constrictor Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

King snakes (shown in picture) are not poisonous or aggressive and pose little risk to humans.

Police are appealing to anyone who sees the snake to contact them on 101.

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