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Snakes On A Playground: A Ball Python Shows Up In A Toronto Schoolyard
September 3, 2013
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(Photo: Toronto Police)

Students weren't the only ones heading back to class on Tuesday morning as Toronto police discovered a metre-long snake in the schoolyard of the Port Royal Public School in the city's east-end.

The snake, believed to be a non-venomous ball python, had been spotted slithering around the schoolyard in the early morning hours, prompting a call to the Toronto Police Service. Police then captured the snake using a pillowcase borrowed from a nearby home, and turned it over to Toronto Animal Services.

The reptile's discovery and capture all took place hours before any students arrived for their first day of classes. Const. Stephane St. George tweeted out a photo of police handling the snake accompanied by the following message: "Pets are a responsibility. Prevent lost or escaped pets and contact the right agencies for unwanted pets."

This isn't the only recent Toronto serpent situation. A snake invaded a flood-crippled commuter train that became bogged down during a downpour on July 8.

Via CBC News

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