[caption id="attachment_65798" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Python Found In Winnipeg Dumpster[/caption]Live Python Abandoned in Winnipeg Dumpster
When police officials in Winnipeg were called to investigate reports of a snake found in a local dumpster, they never anticipated finding a live python.
Once the snake was rounded up, representatives of Animal Services were called in to collect the animal.
But how the python, measuring more than three feet in length, managed to get into the dumpster remains a mystery. Animal Services officers say it is highly unlikely that creature wandered into the garbage container itself and was more likely abandoned there by one or more individuals.
Police are asking for the public's help if anyone saw suspicious activity around the dumpster or can identify any individual who may have deposited the giant snake into the dumpster. It is not legal to dump a dangerous snake onto public property and criminal charges may be filed if the snake was abandoned in the dumpster on purpose.
“Was it disposed of? Did it get into the garbage of the owner and end up in the dumpster? We don’t know but we’ll investigate,” said Leland Gordon from Animals Services.
“If it was legitimately abandoned, we’ll work with the province to see if any charges will be laid,” said Gordon.
Pythons can grow into the largest snakes in the world.
Although they are not a venomous breed of snake, they are known to wrap their body around their victim and apply continuous pressure until their prey is suffocated from lack of oxygen. Animal services did not provide any additional information about the age or sex of the captured python.
Live python found in Wellington Crescent dumpster