Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 4:55 pm - The snake is over 4 metres long
An 80-pound python that was found on the lawn of a business in Thorold Wednesday August 21, 2019 is pictured. (Handout /Lincoln County Humane Society)
A massive python that weighs 80 pounds and stretches 4.3 metres in length has been recovered from the lawn of a business in Thorold near St. Catherines.
The local humane society and the Niagara Regional Police were called on Wednesday night after the snake was spotted in the grass.
The humane society says that the snake is prohibited and was not registered with the municipality, as reported by CP24.
The Lincoln County Humane Society Executive Director Kevin Strooband said to CP24 that they are glad the snake was caught quickly because “this particular snake is capable of harming someone with its bite, if it were cornered.”
The humane society estimates that the snake could be between 10 to 15 years old and will be in their care until a new home is found for it.