Two king pythons found dumped on Amsterdam street

Two king pythons found on an Amsterdam street, 3 March 2018
Two king pythons found on an Amsterdam street, 3 March 2018. Photo: Dierenambulance Amsterdam / Facebook

Two king pythons were found dumped on the street in a residential neighborhood in Amsterdam on Saturday, according to Animal Ambulance Amsterdam. 

The animal ambulance responded ot the residential neighborhood after receiving a report of "two large snakes" on the street. Rescuers were deployed, expecting to find grass snakes that naturally occur in Amsterdam. "On arrival we did not find grass snakes, but two king pythons." Animal Ambulance Amsterdam said on Facebook. 

How they ended up on the street is not clear. The Animal Ambulance also did not reveal in which neighborhood they were found.

The snakes were taken to a reptile shelter in Zwanenburg, where they are being cared for. 

King pythons are not venomous and are often kept as house pets. 

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