Nearly 50 illegal pythons found and euthanized in Mission, B.C., home
British Columbia is the latest province with a snake problem as officers discovered and euthanized nearly 50 illegal pythons in a small town home.
Insp. Chris Doyle of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said they were called to a house in Mission, B.C., on Thursday while the tenant who owned the snakes was being evicted.
Officers discovered 46 reticulated pythons which are prohibited under the province's Wildlife Act without a permit, the longest snake was just over four metres in length.
Doyle said nobody had a permit at the house, which is located in a residential area within a couple blocks of a school.
The report came in the same day that 40 pythons were seized at a Brantford, Ont., motel room.
Earlier this month, two young brothers were killed while sleeping at a friend's house in Campbellton, N.B., by an illegal African rock python that had escaped from its enclosure.