Family Finds Big, Scary Surprise In Yard

A Southern California family got a slithery surprise when an 11-foot python turned up in their front yard.

Francisco Delgadillo, who lives near Lake Elsinore, says he was chatting with his sister on their porch Sunday night when he saw an enormous snake moving across the fenced yard.

The first animal control officer who saw the size of the critter had to call for backup. Two officers then wrangled the 50-pound snake into a truck and took it to a shelter.

Animal services spokesman John Welsh says the Burmese python's presumed owner, a long-distance trucker, contacted the agency.

Welsh says the owner entrusted his pet to his brother while he was away and the snake somehow escaped.

Welsh says if everything pans out, the snake, named Fran Swallow, will be returned home Wednesday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 53691827 - witn.com/a?a=53691827
Gray Television, Inc.