Victoria police are warning the public that a ball python has gone missing near the Galloping Goose Trail.
Police said the snake went missing on July 2 but it was not reported until around 11:30 a.m. on Aug 4.
According to the police, the snake got lost in the 200-block of Bay Street, near the Galloping Goose Trail.
The ball python is described as four feet, five inches in length.
Ball pythons are described as nonvenomous constrictors and although they do bite, they rarely harm humans, according to the University of Michigan. Found mostly in western and central Africa, ball pythons tend to curl into a ball if threatened.
“They don’t travel far fast, but over a month, he could be literally anywhere,” Haylo Walker of Victoria’s Creatures Pet Store. Walker said ball pythons can travel quite quickly but added that ball pythons do not typically attack humans. If they do bite, it probably wouldn’t be painful, according to Walker.
She said it’s likely hiding underneath something.
Police said Victoria Animal Control is aware of the incident.
Anyone who sees the ball python is asked to call 911. If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, and select option 1 for the report desk.