The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 29, 2014

Austrian police search for abandon 10-foot python's owner


The Associated Press

— VIENNA — Austrian police are looking for the owner of a large python — and the driver who found it may think twice before picking the next spot to stretch his legs.

Police said Monday they were called to the scene about 60 miles west of Vienna after the unidentified driver stumbled onto the nearly 10-foot reptile packed in a jute sack in a forest near a highway.

The snake was found late last week. A pet shop has volunteered to temporarily care for it while police look for its owner.