Ananova has reported that British police have issued a warning about an escaped giant green Burmese python (the largest subspecies of the Indian python and one of the six largest snakes in the world,) which is on the loose in a housing estate in Northampton.
The green snake was seen by a passer-by in the undergrowth in a wooded area next to a large housing estate and has so far evaded capture. A spokesman for the Police said:
“Police were called at approximately 9.30am to a reported sighting of what is believed to be a large snake in the undergrowth… it is believed the snake may be a green Burmese Python.”
The Burmese python is native to areas of Southern and Southeast Asia. They can be found near water and in trees. Wild individuals grow to an average of 12ft long but can grow to 19ft in some cases.