Dartmouth fraternity snake still on lam in Hanover
"The Hanover Police Department is asking the public to use caution if they come upon this snake, and call for assistance in its capture," police said in a news release.
"It's not resolved. They had a pet python in one of the rooms. It got out of the tank," Moran said Monday.
Police believe the snake escaped from a window, but it is possible the snake is still somewhere inside the house, Moran said.
Moran said ball pythons grow to about 6 feet in length. At 3 feet, the missing python would be a threat to small animals, he said.
Dr. Sarah Curry of All Creatures Mobile Vet of Kingston said Monday that a 3-foot ball python would only be a mortal threat to animals such as mice, rats, guinea pigs or squirrels.
"It's a python so it's not poisonous. Though it might bite you," she said.
It is unlikely to survive the winter if it is not found, she said, though the snake could go into hibernation mode if it found a suitable place such as a warm basement.
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