Huge python found near I-35 in Metroplex


The animal control officers in DeSoto, in the Metroplex, probably had one of those hair-stand-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck moments a few days ago, when they pulled up on Plaza Road off Interstate 35E and saw a 15-foot albino python.

Fortunately — for them, not so much the snake — it was dead and no reptile wrangling was necessary. The DeSoto Police Department posted a picture on their Facebook page on Monday.


Our Animal Control folks are at it again! A few weeks ago it was a Pit Bull in a tree. Now it’s a GIANT Albino Python...

Posted by DeSoto Police Department on Monday, December 4, 2017

If this sounds vaguely familiar, a four-foot monocled cobra was found dead alongside I-35 near Parmer Lane in Austin two years ago. Authorities had been searching for the snake after finding Grant Thompson in a nearby parking lot with puncture wounds on his wrist and an empty container.

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An autopsy later revealed that the Temple 18-year-old used the cobra to commit suicide.

The albino python, as long as a 2017 Honda CR-V, is not native to Texas, of course. It is typically found in Southeast Asia.

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