15-foot python found dead in Springettsbury Township


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – When an employee called police to report a large snake in the woods behind an auto dealer in Springettsbury Township, the responding officers didn’t know what to expect.

“It was a little alarming, especially if we got there and found out it was alive. I’m not sure exactly how we would have caught it,” Springettsbury police Sgt Brian Wilbur said.

Officers arrived in the 1500 block of Whiteford Road on Thursday to find a 15-foot, 80-pound python dead, but they don’t know how it died or how it got there.

“We don’t know if it escaped from someone’s residence and then died, or it died and then they dumped it there. We are not exactly sure,” Wilbur said.

Authorities are hoping the owner will come forward.

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