MISHICOT, Wisc. — A 4-foot ball python is missing after the snake attacked a dog at an apartment building in Wisconsin.
The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment in the 500 block of S. Main Street Monday morning for a report of a large snake attacking a poodle.
The owners reported hearing their dog yelping. When they walked into the room, they found the constrictor wrapped around the poodle and biting its ear.
The alarmed tenant grabbed the snake and tossed it of the apartment’s window, according to the Associated Press.
When deputies arrived, they were unable to locate the snake.
Manitowoc County prohibits people from owing exotic reptiles and so far no one has claimed the snake.
“The tenant had claimed that it wasn’t theirs, but there was evidence that the snake had been in the building for some time. It was somebody’s, it belonged to somebody in that building, and I would assume it belonged to the people who filed that complaint,” Manitowoc County Sheriff Robert Hermann told WBAY.
Officials could not say whether the tenants will face charges.
Earlier this month, a large snakeskin from a Burmese python was discovered in Menominee Park in Oshkosh.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources told WBAY that snake could be up to 10 feet long.