A three and a half meter, 13 kilogram, pet python escaped from a second floor apartment in Yokohama Thursday evening. The owner notified the police about 9:30 pm when he returned home and his pet was missing. This species is considered one of the largest snakes in the world, and while not venomous, the python is able to constrict and suffocate its prey. The owners of these pets must get government permission to keep the reptiles. Police think the snake escaped through an open window to a mountain area behind the apartment building. Of course they would say that!
Yikes! Do you think big snakes like this should be allowed to be kept in apartments? I understand having a cat or a dog for a pet, but I don't get having a big snake.