14 pythons on the loose in Georgia town

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. — State wildlife officers are searching for 14 pythons in an east Georgia subdivision after a woman reported someone let her pet snakes loose.

Jacqueline Heim told authorities the snakes were kept in very secure cages. She suspects someone set them free deliberately this week.

Heim told WRDW-TV the ball pythons are not harmful. Ball pythons, also known as royal pythons, are known to roll up in a ball as a defense mechanism.

Priscilla Crisler of Augusta Animal Services says the snakes “typically are very docile.”

As of now Heim says she has found two of her snakes, meaning its still fourteen on the loose.

Richmond County dispatch notes they did get a call about snakes being loose, but no deputies or animal control officers were doing any searches.

In Heim’s post she ask if you see them, it is best to cover them up and call Richmond County Animal Control.

Heim is offering a reward for the return of her snakes.

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