Snakes alive! Three foot long python found in Battersea Park
Published: Thursday 15th June 17
Wandsworth’s parks police officers made an unusual arrest in Battersea Park this week when they came across a three foot long python.
The juvenile Royal Python was found in an area of grassland near Rosery Gate known as ‘The Wilderness’ on Monday evening.
Pc Jason Crawford made the 'arrest'
The parks police officers managed to catch the non-venomous constrictor and later took it to the animal hospital run by the RSPCA in Putney where it’s recovering from its ordeal.
Anyone with information about the owner or how it came to be abandoned in in the park is being urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.