Abandoned pythons now bound for sanctuary
Police say two snakes are headed for a new home after being found abandoned outside a pet store just north of Toronto. York regional police say they were called to the reptile store on Monday morning after hearing reports that two bins full of snakes had been left outside in the sun. Const. Andy Pattenden says police instead discovered that the bins only contained one Burmese python each. The animals, which Pattenden says are between six and eight metres long, are prohibited under city bylaws specifying the maximum size of reptiles that can live there Pattenden says a reptile sanctuary in Peterborough, Ont., agreed to take the animals, which are now en route to their new home. Pattenden says the situation is not being treated as a criminal matter and no charges are pending.