Missing college python found
GUELPH, Ont. — Officials at an Ontario university say a snake that went missing on campus last week has been found. The small ball python was reported missing at the University of Guelph last Thursday after a student brought it to campus in a backpack. “The snake wasn’t doing well, and the intention was to take it on to the vet,” university spokeswoman Lori Bona Hunt said Monday. “When (the student) set the backpack down, the snake got out.” The four-year-old python “suddenly appeared” on Sunday in the University Centre, a building that houses the school’s administration offices, cafeteria and food court, Bona Hunt said. The students who noticed the snake called campus police, who put the python in a box and took it to the university’s veterinary college for an examination, she said. The python will be returned to its owner after vets give it the all clear, she said.