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To think this cannot be legal...

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user1481143387 Sun 15-Jul-18 21:56:15

DS1 13 months would not go to sleep tonight so DP took him in the pushchair for a walk. He came across an absolutely massive snake in the park. Someone had let him out of a large tank apparently (not in the pic). Lots of bystanders taking pics. I know people can have these in their homes, but in public??? Cannot be legal right?

I'm a regular but name changed as I knew people would ask where this was and obviously telling the location could be outing. This is in Roberts Park, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

This is for real.


LockedOutOfMN Sun 15-Jul-18 21:57:30

This gives me nightmares! I'm so so scared of snakes.

HarrietKettleWasHere Sun 15-Jul-18 21:57:30

Did you not think to call the police or RSPCA?

Bambamber Sun 15-Jul-18 21:59:06

It is legal. Irresponsible, but legal

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sun 15-Jul-18 21:59:13

Was the owner taking it for a walk?

ElenOfTheWays Sun 15-Jul-18 21:59:36

No idea if it's legal. But if it is, it shouldn't be.
That's a BIG fucking bastard! grin

BootsMagoots Sun 15-Jul-18 22:01:20

The tank must be frigging huge.

Barbie222 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:02:06

That's not good. RSPCA? It will struggle as soon as the temperature drops. Are you sure there wasn't anyone "owning" it? Taking it for a walk?.... although I'm sure they could move faster than an adult if they wanted to!! I know that park, so weird

HarrietKettleWasHere Sun 15-Jul-18 22:02:17

It's legal to take your massive pet snake for a walk in the park?!

JacquesHammer Sun 15-Jul-18 22:02:24

Oh I’d LOVE to see that!

It’s not illegal. Foolish possibly.

OftenHangry Sun 15-Jul-18 22:02:43

Well, it's hot enough for him to get some fresh air, I guess.

Was the owner around? These are usually really harmless, because they are well fed and are used to people not being food.

Barbie222 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:02:57

Ah I see someone was with it - but they can move bloody fast

steff13 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:03:27

Did the owner abandon it in the park, or was he just letting it out for a walk? What if it "ran" away?

QueenOfCatan Sun 15-Jul-18 22:04:24

That's mad. Was the owner around or had they abandoned it?!

wherethewildrosesgrow Sun 15-Jul-18 22:05:26

If it’s venomous/dangerous then I’m sure the owner could be charged with some kind of public order offence maybe

frankie001 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:05:40

It should have been on a lead.

user1481143387 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:07:53

DP says owner was taking it for a walk...

What if it gets approached by another animal like a dog?!

Geordiegirl1988 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:08:25


nellly Sun 15-Jul-18 22:09:03

Holy shit that's terrifying shock

Marmablade Sun 15-Jul-18 22:09:14

I would not go to sleep if I saw this.

No no no no no. Police.

user1481143387 Sun 15-Jul-18 22:09:20

@frankie001 can you put them on a lead or were you being facetious?

Solongtoshort Sun 15-Jul-18 22:09:33

There was a snake on the four court of a garage by me, maybe two weeks ago, bloody fright of my life.

It had escaped and the owners were found and it was returned safely. I thought l was scared of snakes it was beautiful.

wherethewildrosesgrow Sun 15-Jul-18 22:10:10

I would imagine only one would remain to slither away

StripySocksAndDocs Sun 15-Jul-18 22:10:31

How did they move the cage?!! It'd be huge and heavy. Rather large snake - what breed is it? (did it have a lead role in Anaconda?)

HarrietKettleWasHere Sun 15-Jul-18 22:10:32

I love snakes but that does not belong in the local park or in a table

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