One python had unlikely company when a man stole it and hid it in his trousers. Surveillance cameras caught the man as he took the snake worth about $200 out of its case and put it down the front of his trousers of all places. It is thought the incident occurred at the A to Z Pets store in Portland, Oregon, in the US.
Police are now searching for the man in the CCTV footage and the 2ft long black pastel ball python after it went missing on January 11. The bizarre clip was uploaded to LiveLeak.com and YouTube yesterday and has already clocked up several thousand views.