A four-foot python on the loose after escaping from a house in Southampton


A SOUTHAMPTON man is appealing for witnesses after his ‘harmless’ python disappeared from his home.

Darren James Flood from St Denys has appealed to find his 4ft long python Julius.

The father-of-three, who also has a second python called Squeezer, fears his pet is ‘scaring someone’s life’ but added that it is ‘absolutely harmless’.

Recalling the moment Julius escaped, Darren said: “That’s a bit silly of me.

“I was feeding them both and went to see how Squeezer was doing.

“When I came back, I realized Julius’ tank was open.

“He had to crawl out of his glass tank.”

After escaping, Julius slipped through the window of the family room on the second floor.

He has now been missing for nearly three weeks.

Julius, five years old

Sightings of Julius have been reported near the Bitterne triangle, according to Darren.

He added: “I’m very worried and worried in case he scares anyone.

“He won’t hurt anyone and, to be honest, he’ll be more scared of a cat.

“He is absolutely harmless.”

Darren’s children are also very upset about the disappearance of their “much loved” pet.

Julius is a five-year-old ball python and does not have a microchip.

Anyone who has seen it or has any information please email Darren at djflood2@icloud.com

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