CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials are searching for a ball python that they say was taken from a Charlotte school science lab.
WSOC reported that the python went missing Wednesday from the Northwest School of the Arts science lab, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials.
A school representative said the python was stolen. Officials did not say how big the snake was.
Northwest Principal Melody Sears said in an email to parent, “The School Resource Officer and Animal Control are investigating the situation and looking for the snake.”
Adult snakes will normally reach between 3.5 to 4.5 feet, according to the website World of Ball Pythons. Though very uncommon, some specimens have reached 5 feet and have even been known to reach 6 feet.
Ball pythons are one of the most popular snakes kept in captivity worldwide.