It’s been very well documented that a 15-foot python was let loose in Morgantown. It escaped out of the back of a truck at the beginning of June. Though the snake is probably still alive at this point, it will not make it through the winter. So over the next few months there is still a chance you can run into a 15-foot python in the Morgantown area.
The owner of the 15-foot python has been arrested and charged by the Morgantown Police Department. Shane Stevens, 19, of Morgantown, was charged with allowing an animal to run at large. Or in this case, allowing an animal to slither.
The owner of the 15-foot python that escaped into the wilds of Sabraton on May 30 has been arrested and charged by the Morgantown Police Department. Shane Stevens, 19, of Morgantown, is charged with allowing an animal to run at large. More to come.
— William Dean (@WillDean_DP) June 27, 2019
He was released on bond for $100.
It seems like Stevens has started a trend that is sweeping the nation: allowing 15-foot pet pythons to be let loose. Weeks later there was a similar situation in Tuscaloosa, home of West Virginia native Nick Saban.
Really?!? First, Morgantown now Tuscaloosa?!? WTH! https://t.co/KApLSbLQNF
— Raschell Zipp (@RZipp) June 20, 2019
In case you were to come in contact with the 15-foot python, call 911 immediately.