Snake on loose determined to be corn snake, not exotic


CALGARY -- Officials were told a snake on the loose slithered out of a suitcase being unpacked following a trip to India.

But after it was finally located Friday, officials said it wasn’t the exotic snake the caller suggested it to be but rather a corn snake, the type of critter which can be found at a local pet store.

The snake was reported at large in a unit in a condominium at 2518 Fish Creek Blvd. S.W. Thursday night, the caller claiming it slipped out of luggage he was unpacking after his overseas trip.

About 60 traps were set up, one by the fireplace ultimately nabbed the slithery creature.

It is most likely someone’s pet and not poisonous, fire department spokeswoman Carol Henke said.

On Saturday, the snake was in the hands of the company recruited by the fire department to trap it.

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