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Look out for large Python on loose in Niagara Region

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BEAMSVILLE, ON., Aug. 31, 2020 — Python on loose in Niagara Region — Today, Niagara Regional Police are warning residents of Beamsville that a large python is on the loose.

The slithering reptile was reported to be seen in the Ashby and Hillside Drive area of Beamsville.

Large Ball Python on the loose in Beamsville area, photos by @Nrps

Officers in Niagara Regional Police Service 8 District, covering West Niagara are investigating reports of a loose Ball Python. If seen, do not approach the snake, instead contact the Humane Society.

Ball pythons are non-venomous constrictors native to West and Central Africa. They get their name “Ball python” for their tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. Ball pythons are the smallest of the African pythons growing to a maximum length of 182 cm (6 ft.).

In captivity, they are considered good pets, with their relatively small size and placid nature making them easy to handle.

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