LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Reptile Humane Society now has possession of a 5-foot-long jungle carpet python that was found by a 14-year-old Longmont boy in a park.
The boy, Trevor Bonner, spotted the snake in a willow tree at the Jim Hamm Nature Area on Saturday.
According to Ann-Elizabeth Nash with the Reptile Humane Society, Bonner was walking through the park with his mother, Deb Bonner, when they spotted the snake.
Deb Bonner sent photos to the Reptile Humane Society and officials came and removed the snake from the tree.
The python is native to Australia, according to the Reptile Humane Society. It is likely an escaped or dumped pet. It wouldn’t have been able to survive the winter.
Anyone with information about the snake’s owner is asked to call the Reptile Humane Society at (303) 776-2070. It will be held for 5 days and then most likely put up for adoption.