LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an exotic snake in southern New Jersey after it was photographed in a tree eating a seagull.
The sighting of the python, which could be more than 12-feet long, has residents in the Villas section of Lower Township on edge.
Becky Clements tells WMGM-TV (http://bit.ly/1kof0Ft ) she never thought she’d ever see a snake that big in the town. She snapped a picture of the reptile.
Animal control experts have not had any luck finding the snake, which they believe is an abandoned pet.
The sighting comes days after state wildlife officials failed to find any evidence of an exotic snake reported in Lake Hopatcong in northern New Jersey.
Information from: WMGM-TV, http://www.nbc40.net